Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Single minded Sauvignon has been produced under the Twin Islands brand by Nautilus Estate of Marlborough since 1992 and we aim to realise the full potential of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, year on year.

Twin Islands wines are the essence of Marlborough: Pure, fresh, classic kiwi wines that are refreshingly Marlborough.

About the Vineyard

Marlborough is a sheltered, sunny, cool maritime climate known for intense, highly aromatic wines.

Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from sites on free-draining stony soils, giving low cropping/low vigour vines, relatively early ripening, great flavour development every year. A blend of sites adds layers of complexity.

Wine Production

Grapes were machine-harvested at night then fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to retain fresh aromatics. The wines were fermented using aromatic yeasts giving classic intense citrus and grass on the nose and a fresh zingy palate.

Tasting Notes

Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs are characterised by aromatic intensity derived from the cool climate, high sunlight intensity and free draining soils.

The lively fragrance of this wine combines passionfruit, grapefruit and fresh mint. The palate is crisp and intense from the cool steel fermentation, showing citrus flavours with hints of fresh coriander leading to a mouth-watering and zesty finish.

Food Pairing

A classic zingy Marlborough Sauvignon, the citrus notes in this wine and its zesty palate particularly compliment meals with fresh flavours such as grilled white fish with a squeeze of lemon or a fresh green salad with a citrus vinaigrette.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Regional blend
Soil composition:
Silt and Stony
Training method:
VSP
Elevation:
130 feet
Vines/acre:
880
Yield/acre:
5.0 tons
Exposure:
Northern
Average Vine Age:
15
Harvest time:
April
First vintage of this wine:
2002
Bottles produced of this wine:
540,000
Certified vineyards:
All vineyards certified under Sustainable winegrowing New Zealand
Certifying organizations:
New Zealand Winegrowers
Sustainability certification:
SWNZ
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Fining agent:
Vegan
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.2
Residual sugar:
3.0 g/L
Acidity:
7.0 g/L