Style
White
Type

Still

Winemaker

Simon and Vanessa Barker

Appellation

Marlborough

Varieties

Sauvignon Blanc

Viticulture

The Awatere Valley’s naturally lower yields and cooler, windier climate starred in 2016. We avoided multiple frost events across Marlborough and overcame uneven budburst and a dry spring. A cool flowering reduced yields but not quality. After some crucial rain at mid-summer, it stayed warm and dry with cool evenings – perfect for ripening. Preharvest, two rain events brought fear of disease, but sound canopy management and a proactive control program prevented this. Our newly acquired harvester meant we picked as we wanted - 5 picks over 7 days - and always in the early morning.

Vinification

Stainless steel down to 10º C

Available Sizes (L)

0.750