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• GOLD: NZ International Wine Show 2014
• Silver: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014, UK
• Silver: New York World Wine & Spirit Competition 2014, USA
• Silver: Mundus Vini 2015, Germany
• Silver: Mundus Vini 2014, Germany
• Silver: Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015, NZ
• Silver: AWC Vienna 2015, Austria
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 22.4°Brix
Date of Harvest: 3rd & 4th April 2014
pH of Wine: 3.18
T.A of Wine: 7.6g/L
Residual Sugar: 4.6g/L
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
The Brightwater Sauvignon Blanc vines are grown in an extremely stony area of the vineyard, where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps us to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics we removed leaves to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone.
Our Brightwater vineyard is situated 15 km 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.
Aromatic and fresh Sauvignon Blanc flavours were encouraged prior to vintage through careful canopy management. The fruit was de-stemmed and pressed immediately after harvest and a cool fermentation was initiated in stainless steel tanks to retain the clean, fresh aromatic fruit characters.
The 2014 Aotea Sauvignon Blanc is packed with appealing tropical flavours against a minerally background. The palate has ripe passionfruit and nettle notes with a rich texture. Well proportioned natural acidity wraps around the full flavorsome palate and leaves a long lasting finish.