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Hartley's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Hartley's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2018
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ORIGIN

Sourced from selected vineyards in the Waihopai 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

Selected parcels from within the Waihopai Valley were harvested at optimum ripeness and pressed into stainless steel tanks. Clean juice was racked and inoculated with selected strains of yeast that accentuate the tropical aromas of Sauvignon Blanc. The juice was fermented to almost dryness whilst retaining the vibrant acidity synonymous with Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
 
ANALYSIS

Alcohol 13.2%
pH 3.32
Titratable Acidity 7.27g/L
Residual Sugar 3.8g/L

 
TASTING NOTE

Tropical aromas of gooseberry and guava with underlying layers of citrus pith create a punchy expression on the nose. The palate is abundantly weighty with a stonefruit expression leading to a salivating dryness and length which stems from the vibrant Waihopai acidity.

 
FOOD MATCHING

This bright, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc pairs wonderfully with seafood and salads. Try our Hartleys Block Sauvignon Blanc with freshly caught Kingfish ceviche accompanied with a Caprese salad.
 
CELLARING POTENTIAL

2-4 years. 
 
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