2009 Mount Riley Sauvignon Blanc
Our Limited Release range is made in small amounts and sold through fine wine stores, restaurants and our cellar door.
Our Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc was made from a selection of our most expressive fruit from the 2009 vintage. It is a blend of grapes grown in two Wairau Valley vineyards - one in the Dillon's Point area of Marlborough and the other in the Raupara area of Marlborough. Blended these two parcels of fruit result in an impeccably balanced, concentrated and expressive Sauvignon Blanc.Grapes were crushed and destemmed prior to pressing and fermentation was induced by the introduction of carefully selected yeast strains. We fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to preserve the lifted aromatics in this wine.
Colour: Pale straw with green hues.
Bouquet: Passionfruit, gooseberry, citrus, crushed herb and nettle aromas stand out. Minerality and freshly cut grass notes add complexity.
Palate: Superb structure with intensity of flavour, refreshing acidity and a lingering finish.
Drink: Drinking well now, this wine can be enjoyed until late 2011. Great as an aperitif or match with seafood, white meats, pasta, salads or Asian cuisine.
Grape varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle Barcode: 9419663999957
Availability: Distributed to fine wine stores and premium on premise outlets throughout NZ.