Mt. Beautiful

2016 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc

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Appellation

  • North Canterbury

Analysis at Bottling

  • Alcohol: 14.1%
  • TA 3.23 g/L
  • RS .2 g/L
  • pH 6.5

Bottled

  • January 2017

Production

  • 12000

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

2016 was a good vintage but not without its challenges. The season started off extremely warm and dry which led to excellent flowering and exceptional fruit set. This was followed by some much needed rain in early January which helped increase the bunch size. A key objective of the season was to keep yields low, as most vines set too much fruit. To accomplish this we targeted vineyard blocks where we removed canes and green harvested to manage the fruitfulness. The summer season was good leading to a very good autumn which had some early rain which refreshed the vines. During harvest, we picked the very best fruit; clean, ripe and disease free. The wine was fermented with a variety of neutral and aromatic yeasts. A small portion was fermented in 300L new and used barrels. Each separate component was aged on lees for nine months prior to blending and bottling.

The Perfect Match

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