Sauvignon Blanc, 2020
A New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with ginger, green apple and crisp highlights of lime. Citrus focussed palate with quenching acidity and varietal elegance.
Meet the maker: Zephyr Wines
Region: Wairau, Marlborough – New Zealand
Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
13% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan / Organic
The Glover family vineyards, planted in 1985 alongside the meandering Opawa River, have inspired the family’s passion for wine. The vineyard is now very much an aromatic specialist with Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer and Riesling.
The viticultural and winemaking philosophy embraces the structural strengths of the vineyard.
The wines show classic cool climate precision matched with palate depth and the ability to support texture.
Winemaker Ben Glover says "I have always wanted to express the exquisite refined bouquet, the precise structure and the 'line' of these aromatic wines from our farm. Zephyr allows me to do this - winegrowing is a natural expression and extension of what our family and I have done on this property for years and the opportunity to pay them back with home grown, world class wines is too good to be true," says Ben.
The fruit for this wine comes from the Kerseley Estate Single Vineyard. 2020 is the first vintage where this single vineyard Sauvignon Banc will be certified organic - something the Glover Family have been working towards for the past five years.
Machine harvested whilst cold, and quickly pressed off skins with free run juice kept separate.
This then undergoes a cool ferment with selected Blanc yeasts to ensure the wines are true to the vineyard expression.
No oak treatment.