We couldn’t have written a better season, with an abundance of the warm, dry days and cool nights Marlborough is famous for. The perfect summer set us up for a harvest that was full-on from the word go, and resulted in wines showing an amazing range of vibrant flavours with surprisingly crisp acidity. Just over half of the fruit for this wine is sourced from our Woolshed vineyard in ihe upper Wairau Valley. The remainder of fruit is sourced from carefully selected grower parcels in the Wairau, Ure and Awatere Valleys. The most important thing in making vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is treating the grapes, juice and wine with respect protecting the volatile flavours from oxidation and corruption. This is done each step of the way starting from harvesting in the wee hours to ensure the grapes are cold and happy when they reach the winery. Each vineyard batch is kept separate and gently pressed and cold settled. The juice is then racked and inoculated with selected yeast. A cool, closely monitored fermentation follows and once the wine has reached perfect balance the wine is chilled and racked off yeast lees. The wines are then allowed to relax in tank before blending, fining and filtering.