Cairnbrae Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 31101
A complex array of flavours abound in this expressive Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Red capsicum, honey dew melon and a background of nettles lead into a sea shell mineral aroma. The palate has a lively entry, flows well and leaves persistent lemon-lime flavours. The acid displays a pleasant mineralityasting Notes
"Cairnbrae is a boutique winery producing quality white wines in the favored Rapaura district of Marlborough, New Zealand, neighbouring the well known Cloudy Bay and Corbans Stoneleigh vineyards. After being established in 1980 and supplying grapes to negociants for several vintages, Cairnbrae started producing wine under their own label in 1992. The results have been extremely highly regarded since. Cairnbraes wines have earned an outstanding reputation in part due to the terroir of the Rapaura district. Here the terrain is flat with slight undulations; the deep river gravel subsoil and varying depths of fertile river silt provide perfect drainage, conducive to the successful growing of grapes and to bringing out the truest characteristics of Kiwi fruit." ~Winery notes
Spring was typical in Marlborough, which meant that our vineyard team had to spend many nights fighting off Jack Frost – all of these efforts were wholly successful. This flowed into
summer, which remained warm and dry throughout, thus laying the foundation for a quality harvest. These warm and dry conditions also resulted in grape acid levels declining faster than normal in some of the sub-regions. Taking advantage of the varying terroir across our vineyard holdings in the sub-regions allowed us to capture great flavours and good acid balance. A rain event early in harvest didn’t adversely affect grape health. The welcome rainfall did refresh the canopies and Viti team. These strong canopies combined with hot dry conditions ensured flavours were in the zone that we were targeting. Harvesting fruit on flavour with a careful eye on the maturity data certainly paid dividends with harvesting continuing until the end of April. Attentive viticulture and winemaking has provided us with many exceptionally good parcels of Sauvignon Blanc and the winemaker’s task of blending was a pleasure indeed.
This Sauvignon Blanc is the Best I have ever had!!!
Posted by Ginny on 5/29/19 [Verified]
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