Aromas of light citrus, Pippin apple and white peach. Flavors of citrus and ripe apple with creamy texture.
The fruit of our Red Hills Sauvignon blanc comes from our neighbor's Rolling Knolls vineyard, located about one-half mile below our winery. Here, with the ideal conditions for this grape variety, we were able to obtain perfect quality fruit. We approach this variety a little differently than many other wineries. Rather than striving for less ripe fruit with vegetal characters in order to make a "New Zealand style" wine, we prefer to harvest riper fruit that produces a wine with more citrus and floral character. This required a small amount of leafing in the fruit zone and removal of clusters that were not of optimum quality. Then we employed careful handling at harvest, a low yielding light pressing to increase liveliness, and cold, slow winemaking in small stainless steel tanks to retain the fruit character.
The new Stelvin cap closures have been received with great appreciation. We have been monitoring the aging process of wines with this closure and are very pleased with the results. Each bottle tastes the way it was intended, where the freshness of the wine is not hindered or compromised by a cork. We hope that you will appreciate these efforts.
Total production: 812 cases.
Food PairingsCrostinis with Melted Brie and Salmon Jam