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2017 Sauvignon Blanc

93 Points, Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene
90 Points, Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec 
90 Points, Decanter, Panel Tasting 
91 Points, Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
92 Points, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim 
17/20 Points, 4 Stars, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 

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Our Sauvignon Blanc pushes the boundaries of the typical New Zealand flavour profile. By highlighting floral aromatics and tropical flavours such as guava and melon-like fruit, we tone down the grassiness and bring a creamy mid-palate all the way through to a fresh and bright crispness on the finish. We have set a new precedent for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Pair Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc with arugula and feta salad, pasta carbonara or freshly shucked oysters on a sunny day.

2017 was a challenging vintage for Sauvignon Blanc. Although we had a good flowering, rain leading up to harvest put us under potential disease pressure. As a result, some fruit was picked earlier than normal. Through selective harvesting and attentive winemaking, we managed to produce some very good batches. 2017 saw our first hand pick of Sauvignon Blanc which resulted in very good fruit concentration and palate weight. A small portion (2.5%) went to barrel and the remainder went into stainless steel tanks to ferment. A number of yeast strains were used which helped diversify the flavour profile. The wine spent eight months aging on lees, giving it a great creamy texture. It was then blended and bottled on January 31, 2018.

The majority of the Sauvignon Blanc is planted on the most northern part of the vineyard which is cooler and more suited to this variety. All of our Sauvignon Blanc is hand-thinned and machine harvested before it is pressed into juice on site.

The planted clones are a mix of University of California Davis (UCD) 1 and Mass selection (MS) on a mix of 101-14, 3309 and Schwarzmann rootstock, with a quarter of the vines Bordeaux clones BDX 316 and BDX 317, on Riparia Gloire rootstock. The Bordeaux clones tend to give a definite lift to Sauvignon Blanc flavours, with less cut grass and more tropical flavours providing a more artisan style, balanced, elegant wine which complements a range of foods.

Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard Stats:
Planted 2004-2006
9 blocks, 38 ha (93.9 ac)
862 rows, 101,497 vines
Spacing: @2.4 x 1.5 m
Yield: 8 T/ha (3.23 T/ac)

 

Alcohol 13.0%
TA 7.5 g/L
pH 3.2
RS 2 g/L

Bottled: January 2018 
Production: 9,900 cases

93 Points, Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene
90 Points, Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec 
90 Points, Decanter, Panel Tasting 
91 Points, Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition
92 Points, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim 
17/20 Points, 4 Stars, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 

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Name of the license holder: Dionysus Ventures Limited
License number: 57/OFF/411/2019
License expiry date: 27th day of February 2022
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