Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc offers an elegant, crisp, and beautifully balanced expression of Marlborough wine. Whitehaven is proud to source the fruit for this wine exclusively from Marlborough. Company-owned or managed vineyards and contract grower vineyards are pruned to two and four canes on a vertical shoot-positioned trellis. Shoot thinning, leaf plucking, and trimming are used to achieve balanced vines, a healthy canopy, and clean fruit.
The fruit for this wine was machine harvested, often overnight, and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. After cold settling, the clear juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 16°C - 12°C with selected yeast strains to preserve pure sub-regional characters and varietal flavors. Wines sat on light yeast lees in a tank for 6 weeks before blending. The wine has been heated, cold stabilized, and sterile filtered before bottling.
Each glass boasts the long, clean finish of classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Great for various occasions, this wine is the perfect choice for serving at a dinner party or giving as a wine gift for a birthday or anniversary. Each 750 mL bottle contains about 5 glasses of wine with 13% alcohol by volume. The convenient twist-off cap ensures no wine opener is needed, making it easy to enjoy a bottle anytime, anywhere.
Colour: Pale lemon.
Aroma: Classical Marlborough with blackcurrant, grapefruit, lime, and crushed herbs underscored with complexing hints of tropical fruits and gooseberry.
Palate: Pure and concentrated with flavors of white peach, boxwood, citrus, and smoky, wet river stone notes. The palate is concentrated yet elegant, with flavor density and a lingering, precise finish.