WSI92+ Tropical aromas interlaced with ripe leafy herbal greens complete with classic sauvignon gooseberry and just a hint of red apple skin both on the nose and through the palate which is ripe and rich with balanced sweetness and soft yet supportive acid structure.
A delicate, pale green/gold. Strongly aromatic with an intense nose showcasing classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas of tropical fruits, gooseberry and capsicum. The palate shows tropical notes and good weight highlighting the warm growing conditions in they vineyard over the 2021 growing season. The palate is rich but supported by balance acidity and a long morish finish. The wine has immediate appeal and is marked by a flavor intensity that creates great length. PEAK DRINKING: 2021-2023 – will continue to develop for a further five years from vintage date.
The 2021 Vintage in Waipara, North Canterbury was warm and dry. Heat summation was well up on average while rainfall was 50% less than normal over the last three months before harvest. The lower rainfall meant that disease pressure was not present, allowing the winemaker to be patient and instruct the picking of the fruit in absolute pristine condition where the balance of sugar and acid were tasted at their premium. The fruit was harvested a few weeks ahead of normal due to these warm days and cool nights.