inspired by pioneering legends of Europe working with Sauv. Blanc (Riffault, Bain and Vatan), Lauren's faith was renewed that Sauv. blanc could be an elegant, complex, long-lived, and delicious varietal to explore.
sourced from biodynamic Churton vineyard, Simon and Laura work very closely with Ben Weaver to choose specific blocks that suit their style of winemaking.
reminiscent of a Riffault - elegant, elevated and lifted Sauv. Blanc, cherry blossom, white peach fuzz, a buzz of fresh acidity. A real treat for us when we first tried at the Zev. portfolio tasting, unexpected.
region: Marlborough, New Zealand
varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
farming & cellar: organic & biodynamic, 60% of fruit saw 7 day maceration (skin contact), 40% of fruit was pressed whole cluster, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak and stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, aging: 11 months in neutral oak and stainless steel, sur lie. Fining: none
Filtration: none Added S02: 10 mg/L
pairing: whitebait fritters (i think anyway) gonna need to recipe test that