Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The core contribution in this cuvee comes from Shaw + Smith's own estate vineyards at Balhannah and Lenswood. That is complemented by fruit from a small number of highly valued growers. 

After manual harvest, the Sauvignon Blanc fruit goes through a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A short maturation on the lees adds texture and early bottling ensures freshness.  

Tasting Notes

Shaw + Smith Sauvignon Blanc is bright and aromatic with notes of grapefruit, nashi pear and nettles. On the palate there is intense flavour with fresh, limey fruit, mouthwatering acidity and remarkable purity.

Food Pairing

Match this wine with barbecued prawns topped with avocado pico de gallo.

Production Info
Soil composition
Sandy-Loam over quartzite and shale
Training method
Double-Guyot VSP
Elevation
1,254 - 1,815 feet
Vines/acre
740 - 1,110
Yield/acre
4.4 tons
Harvest time
March
First vintage of this wine
1990
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature
50-54 °F
Maceration technique
Sur-Lie Aging
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1 month
Length of aging before bottling
3 months

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