Mt. Beautiful

2015 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc

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Appellation

  • North Canterbury

Analysis at Bottling

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • TA 3.31 g/L
  • RS >2 g/L
  • pH 6.1

Bottled

  • December 2015

Production

  • 9600

Purchase

$15.99

Flavor Profile

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.

Winemaker Notes

2015 was an exceptional vintage. Good but moderate flowering led to an even fruit set. The growing season started off relatively wet, but by early November the first signs of a prolonged drought were evident. Balanced crops and sufficient soil moisture kept good and controlled growth during the season. Summer was warm and dry, and this was followed by an exceptionally dry autumn. Due to the warm dry weather, harvest occurred about two weeks earlier than normal in superb picking conditions of cool nights and warm days. The Sauvignon Blanc fruit obtained very good natural sugar levels and balanced acidity. The wine was fermented with a variety of neutral and aromatic yeasts. Separate components were aged on lees for eight months prior to blending and bottling.

The Perfect Match

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