The distinctive wine style delivered by the stony, alluvial gravels and the cool climate of the Martinborough Terrace. Lighter bunch weights providing lower yields. The deep gravels temper the vigour of the otherwise rampant Sauvignon Blanc vine, giving less overall canopy.
This smaller canopy results in a slower, longer ripening, with a depth of flavour in the skins and a ripe crunchy seed.
Lower yields and great balance of sugar and flavour intensity has resulted in a wine with real palate volume and a long lingering finish. The balance of acid, and phenolics from the skins will see this wine developing further over the next 5 years.
The Martinborough Sauv style grassier and less tropical than its Marlborough neighbours.
Like most Ata Rangi wines though what is not missing is concentration and this brings a rich and very long finish.
AUD $35.00 Inc. GST