Oyster Bay Marlborough
Origin: New zealand
Grape Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Wine making Techniques: Throughout harvest, fruit was selected from progressively later ripening vineyard blocks, commencing with the stonier free-draining sites. Upon receipt to the winery, the grapes were destemmed and transferred to the tank presses where the free-run juice was separated and the remaining fruit lightly pressed. The juice was clarified and then inoculated with a select range of yeasts for added complexity and aromaticity during fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A slow, temperature controlled fermentation at 12-14°C (54-59°F) was undertaken. After a short period of yeast lees contact, the wine was racked for final blending and bottled young to ensure that the fresh, crisp and elegant varietal characters were retained.
Tasting Notes: Versatile white grape and its characteristics can vary depending on the region in which it’s produced. Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc takes on the magical flavours of passion fruit, bright citrus and gooseberry, with a zesty finish. Food pairing: Summery salads, fresh seafood, variety of Asian flavours, Fresh pan fried fish, oysters, salads, canapés, smoked salmon, sashimi, pan seared scallops, spinach and ricotta stuffed cannelloni, pad Thai, oven roasted asparagus with shaved parmesan.
Ratings: WS – 87 pts