Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Allan Scott Family Winemakers vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed and with the care given during the growing season to produce some of the world’s greatest Sauvignon Blanc wines. The wines tend to be beautifully structured, with lighter aromatics than expected off the heavier clay soils of the lower Wairau plain. 

The grapes are machine harvested and immediately pressed in the cool of the night. The juice is maintained at cool temperatures to ensure the aromatics are not lost. Cleared juice is then fermented to dryness at cool temperatures with specifically selected yeasts. The best wine tanks were blended and finished for bottling.

Tasting Notes

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is known for its zesty character and clean, pure aromas.  Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc is characteristically New Zealand with its pale lemon hue and classic aromas of citrus and gooseberry, and tropical passion fruit. The palate delivers firm structure that is carried by racy acidity.  All of this culminates in a mouthwatering finish.

Food Pairing

Try sitting at the water’s edge on a thick blanket with some crispy fresh fish and chips, your best wine glasses, and a bottle of this sensational wine!

Production Info
Vineyard name
Millstone/Omaka/ Moorlands
Vineyard size
83 acres
Soil composition
Gravel and Silty-Loam
Training method
VSP Cane-pruned
Elevation
80 feet
Vines/acre
808
Average Vine Age
30
Yield/acre
7 tons
Exposure
Full Exposure
Year vineyard planted
1985
Harvest time
April
First vintage of this wine
1989
Bottles produced of this wine
450,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
16 days
Fermentation temperature
55 °F
Malolactic fermentation
no
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Sustainability Certification
SWMP
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.3
Residual sugar
3.5g/L g/L
Acidity
7.5 g/L

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