Twin Islands Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Regional blend
Soil composition
Silt and Stony
Training method
VSP
Elevation
130 feet
Vines/acre
880
Average Vine Age
15
Yield/acre
5 tons
Exposure
Northern
Harvest time
April
First vintage of this wine
2002
Bottles produced of this wine
540,000
Winemaking & Aging
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Fining agent
Vegan
Certified Vineyards
All vineyards certified under Sustainable winegrowing New Zealand
Certifying Organizations
New Zealand Winegrowers
Sustainability Certification
SWNZ