2019 Brook Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Pale lemon coloured, the nose is powerful and exotic, with gooseberry, passion fruit and elderflower notes. The palate is medium to full bodied, with very intense tropical fruit blending with greener notes of capsicum.  The finish is ripe, crisp and long.

Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

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2019 Brook Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Tasting Note

Pale lemon coloured, the nose is powerful and exotic, with gooseberry, passion fruit and elderflower notes. The palate is medium to full bodied, with very intense tropical fruit blending with greener notes of capsicum.  The finish is ripe, crisp and long.

Food Pairing

Perfect on its own or with food. Sauvignon Blanc is excellent with seafood and white meats such as fish, mussels, lobster, chicken and turkey. The crisp acidity balances perfectly with the natural oils present in the seafood. The herbaceous characters of Sauvignon Blanc match perfectly with food using green herbs rush as rosemary, basil and parsley to name a few.

Production Method

Brook ridge sauvignon is harvested in the cool of the morning and protectively handled using nitrogen to exclude oxygen. The fruit was chilled, de-stemmed, crushed and gently pressed. Handling was kept to a minimum to reduce oxygen uptake, helping preserve the vibrant fruit character. The juice was cold settled then run off to stainless steel tank for a slow and cool (14C) fermentation with selected yeast that lasted 28 days. The wine was stabilised over the next 8 weeks then bottled.

Producer Info

Brook Ridge vineyards are situated in the heart of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough on a stony riverbed site. Founded in 1989, Stoneburn has gone from strength to strength focusing on producing quality wines at an affordable price for every day drinking. The Brook Ridge wines are fresh, lively, well balanced and sealed with a Stelvin closure to preserve their full character. It is recommended to drink within 2-3 years from bottling to ensure that the wines are enjoyed at their best.

Regional Info

Located at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, Marlborough makes up more than 75% of the New Zealand wine production. Sauvignon Blanc accounts for 77% of Marlborough’s wine production alone, with Pinot Noir second. Marlborough’s micro climate is particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc with long warm days and cool nights. In fact Marlborough often receives the most sunshine hours in New Zealand and can average 30+0C in the summer months. Marlborough is made up of five sub-regional valleys, each with their own micro-climates and varying soil types, making for interesting blending of wines and styles.

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