2018 Kōparepare Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Colour / Appearance: Light straw, with a green hue and bright clarity.
Aroma / Bouquet: A classic nose with a grapefruit and citrus core, underlined with nectarine and peach flavours, and hints of gooseberry and greengage plums.
Palate: A medium-bodied wine, showing purity of fruit and a clean, refreshing acidity that carries the distinctive and pure grapefruit and gooseberry flavours on the long, crisp finish.
Suggested Food Match: Summer salads, poultry and shellfish, such as Marlborough’s famous green shell mussels, as well as lobster and white fish.
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/L
Harvest Dates: 2nd April 2018.
Cellaring: We recommend drinking our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc while it is young and fresh, but the wine is capable of developing nicely over the next three to five years if carefully cellared.
Winemaking: The fruit was machine harvested in cool evening conditions, and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. After settling, the clear juice was fermented at very low temperatures with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent varietal flavours. The wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel.
Winemaker: Sam Smail
- It is beautifully expressed on the nose showing feijoa, green apple, grapefruit and lime zest aromas, followed by a vibrant palate that is juicy and refreshing. The wine offers bright fruit flavours backed by crisp acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2020. 91/100, Sam Kim