Akarua Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Certified Organic 

REGION

Region: Central Otago

Sub-Region: Pisa

VINEYARD

100% Tait Vineyard

Growing Notes

An unsettled growing season marked with cool periods, particularly over flowering, resulted in lower yields. This gave us fruit with good concentration and excellent flavour acid balance.

 Cropping: Average 7.5 T/HA

VINIFICATIONHandpicked and whole bunch pressed. A mix of natural and inoculated ferments, with 80% fermented in stainless steel and 20% fermented in neutral barrels.  Extended yeast lees contact to increase complexity and richness. 

APPEARANCE

Bright and clear with a pale golden hue.

STYLE

Well-structured with good acid balance, finishes dry.

BOUQUET

Green pepper, basil, and tarragon mix with tropical fruit aromas.

PALATE

Rich with layers of lime, green apple, passionfruit and guava. A fine acidity leads to a lingering mineral finish with a hint of nutmeg.

CELLARING

1 - 5 years

Technical analysis

Vineyard Manager • Mark Naismith

Winemaker • Andrew Keenleyside

Brix at Harvest       •  21-24

Date of Harvest • 16 May

Alcohol • 12%

Residual Sugar  • 3.9g/l

PH • 3.06

Bottle • August 2017

Titratable Acidity • 8.2

Akarua Sauvignon Blanc 2017  - Akarua

Akarua Sauvignon Blanc
2017

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