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Fairhall Cliffs Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Fairhall Cliffs Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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ORIGIN

Blended from select, premium vineyard sites spread across the southern side of Marlborough’s Wairau Valley.


VARIETY

100% Sauvignon Blanc.


VINTAGE

Vintage 2017 delivered a smaller than predicted crop for Marlborough’s wine industry, ensuring the vibrant, fruit-driven wines the region is so well known for, were achieved. Summer started early with warm weather leading to good flavour development, indicating the potential for great wine. Our vineyard staff and winemakers spent plenty of time in those early days of the season, working out how to get the best balance from our vines – and ultimately into our wines. Nature threw in some challenges along the way, with a major November earthquake, a cool and windy summer and stints of rain in Autumn. Rigorous vineyard management and careful harvest decisions have ensured our Marisco wines have an exciting spectrum of flavours from our harvested grapes. A growing year of challenges – resulting in wines to remember!


WINEMAKING

Gentle fruit handling followed by a long, cool fermentation with select yeast strains has enabled a wine of great elegance and subtlety. An early release further guarantees this wine is enjoyed at its freshest and best.


ANALYSIS

Alcohol 12.5%
pH 3.12
Titratable Acidity 6.7g/L
Residual Sugar 5.0g/L


TASTING NOTE

Bright, lifted with quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc aromatics of lime leaf and lemon with a delicate fragrant thread of white citrus blossom. The palate too is fresh and bright offering up flavours of lemon – lime citrus zest coupled with an underlying streak of dried Provencal herbs, all neatly framed and sustained by a fine thread of balanced ripe acidity.


FOOD MATCHING

The ultimate aperitif but equally at home with most fresh seafood, summer salads and sheep or goats cheese.


CELLARING POTENTIAL

Crafted to enjoy whilst its flavours and vibrancy are at their peak; we recommend drinking this wine within 2 years of the vintage date.

 
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