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Vineyard: Seifried Rabbit Island, Brightwater and Queen Victoria Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.6° Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid - late March 2022
pH of Wine: 3.32
T.A of Wine: 7.2g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 4.3g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
Our Rabbit Island Vineyards are 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.
Our 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.
Our Queen Victoria Vineyard is located in the Motueka area in the heart of a region known for its apple orchards, kiwifruit and hops. Our grapes are grown on very stoney free draining soils giving lovely fruit clarity and varietal intensity.
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 2022 Haulashore Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, varietal and very inviting. The nose has white peach, rockmelon and hop aromatics while the palate is layered with ripe fruit and crisp natural acidity leaving a generous finish on the wine.