Old Coach Road
Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2011
• Recommended by Winestate Magazine, Australia, 2011
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater & Rabbit Island Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 21.4°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March to April 2011
pH of Wine: 3.22
T.A of Wine: 7.2g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 2.5g/L
The Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15 kilometres from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening the grapes.
The Rabbit Island Vineyard is situated on a wide river flat. The soil is gravelly sandy loam, which is very sandy and free draining. These vineyards are about 1.5 kilometres from the sea, which helps moderate temperatures.
In the vineyard, leaves were removed from around the fruiting zone to allow light penetration and air movement around the ripening bunches. Parcels of fruit were picked when flavours, sugars and grape acids were nicely in balance, giving fruit with intensely varietal flavours and a fresh, lasting acidity.
The 2011 Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc is punchy, lively and ready to go! The nose has gooseberry and nettle notes and is very inviting. The wine has a nice zippy entry with clean fruit flavours. Well pitched acidity runs through the palate and leaves a lasting varietal impression.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Sorry, all sold out in New Zealand