Mt. Beautiful

2014 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc

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Appellation

  • North Canterbury

Analysis at Bottling

  • Alcohol: 13%
  • TA 6.1
  • RS >2 g/L
  • pH 3.31

Bottled

  • January 2015

Production

  • 11300

Flavor Profile

Our Sauvignon Blanc pushes the boundaries of the typical New Zealand flavor profile. By highlighting decadent tropical flavors, toning down the grassiness and bringing a creamy mid-palate all the way through to a crisp finish with bright minerality, we have set a new precedence for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. 

 

Winemaker Notes

2014 was, in winemaking parlance, and interesting vintage!  Good flowering led to very good fruit set and even growth throughout the vineyard.  The key to the season was to keep yields low as most vines set too much fruit.  We targeted blocks to manage fruitfulness tightly through both removing canes and green harvesting.  Summer was good, but was followed by a wetter than normal harvest which presented some challenges.  Through selective harvesting we were able to pick some very good batches of fruit.  The wine was fermented with a variety of neutral and aromatic yeasts.  Separate components were aged on lees for 8 months prior to blending and bottling.

 

The Perfect Match

Pair our Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc with shellfish, chicken dishes, and especially a good attitude.