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Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The tasting notes

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Domain Road has two vineyards in the heart of the historic gold mining area of Bannockburn.  Domain Road Vineyard covers most of the north-facing valley on the upper terraces above the Kawarau River with Defiance Vineyard on a gently sloping, north facing site on Felton Road.

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

The wine 

The colour of pale straw, our Sauvignon Blanc is a dry style, complex and mouth filling wine.  A crisp background of acidity balances against a touch of fruit sweetness.  Aromas of passionfruit and citrus alongside hints of gooseberry are noticeable on the nose.  Complemented by flavours of ripe citrus, passionfruit and stone fruit on the palate and a long clean finish.

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
Vineyards Domain Road and Defiance
Harvest Date 30th March - 15th April 2016
Alcohol 12.5%
Residual Sugar 1.5g/L
pH 3.25
TA 5.86g/L