Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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Central Otago's Domain Road Vineyard, near Bannockburn, is sited in a sheltered valley that provides a unique micro-climate, ideal for producing premium wines

Our Sauvignon Blanc vines are planted partially on the top of Templers Hill, an area left untouched by 19th century gold miners, and partially on Doctors Flat where mining has exposed mineral-rich clays from a 8-15 million year old lake bed.

The grapes were hand harvested in two portions during April 2012. A portion was fermented in French oak barriques and blended back with the rest of the wine before bottling. Some residual sweetness from the grapes was retained to produce a well balanced wine.

Enjoy with seafood, white meats, salad dishes, or as an aperitif.

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Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Central Otago
Sub Region Bannockburn
Ph 3.18
TA 7.5g/l
Alcohol 13% by volume
Harvested at April 2012
Residual Sugar 4.4g/l

Raymond Chan - A number of Central Otago producers source Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, but Domain Road uses estate fruit, the Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (17.5-/20) a blend of upper and lower terrace fruit, with around 30% barrel-fermented. The fruit is restained and very fresh with pure aromas of blackcurrant leaf, the palate youthfully lifted and featuring refined textures. Quite remarkably, there is no suggestion of aging at this stage.