Bishop's Leap Sauvignon Blanc, 2019
A light bodied and crisp Sauvignon Blanc with intense aromas and flavours of passion fruit, gooseberry and herbaceous notes. Mouth-watering acidity is balanced by a full flavoured palate that leads to a zesty and refreshing finish.
Meet the maker: Saint Clair
Region: Marlborough – New Zealand
Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
12.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian
The grapes are carefully selected from several vineyards in Marlborough, which is a dry, sunny viticultural region, situated at the north eastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. Consisting of two parallel valleys, the Wairau and the Awatere, it stretches along the Pacific Coast.
The vines grow in mixed alluvial soils, which are geologically young and have been distributed along the valley's floors by the Wairau and Awatere rivers.
Ideal for viticulture, these alluvial soils have good drainage and low
fertility, so the vine is forced to deepen its roots for hydration and nutrients, resulting in berries which are concentrated in flavour.
The grapes were pressed with minimal skin contact, to maintain the pure fruit flavours.
The must was then cool fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel to retain its freshness and zesty character.