2020 Kōparepare Marlborough Lighter Sauvignon Blanc
Colour / Appearance: Light straw, with a green hue.
Aroma / Bouquet: Lifted notes of freshly squeezed lime juice, lemongrass, and gentle crushed herbs.
Palate: Light to medium-bodied, this wine displays notes of lemon and grapefruit. Made to be easy to drink, this finely textured wine has refreshing acidity that is perfectly balanced by a hint of residual sugar.
Food Match: Pair with sustainably sourced seafood.
Cellaring: We recommend drinking our 2020 low alcohol Sauvignon Blanc while it is young and fresh. Best served chilled whist sitting in the sunshine.
Serve: Best served chilled whist sitting in the sunshine.
Residual Sugar: 10.8g/L
Harvest Dates: 11th March 2020
Climate: 2020 was a classical growing season with plenty of sunshine, not too much heat through Summer and a return to cool nights preceding harvest, ensuring acidities and flavours remained bright and vibrant. This was all built on good rainfall pre-Christmas, which set the vines up with healthy working canopies that held through to the end of harvest. The weather over harvest was settled and dry, allowing fruit to be harvested in lovely condition.
Winemaking: The fruit was machine harvested in cool, early morning conditions, and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. After settling, the clear juice was fermented at low temperatures with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent varietal flavours. The wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel.