Kelly Washington Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2017

Not your average Kiwi Savvy with wet stone and struck flint leading the charge closely followed by grapefruit and sweet spices. The linear acidity cuts through this medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc finishing with good fruit concentration and a long length.

Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

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Kelly-Washington Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2017

Tasting Note

Not your average Kiwi Savvy with wet stone and struck flint leading the charge closely followed by grapefruit and sweet spices. The linear acidity cuts through this medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc finishing with good fruit concentration and a long length.

Wine Info

Coming from an elevated hillside site in the Southern Valleys region of Marlborough this Sauvignon Blanc is textured, structured, and a style that is markedly atypical of the region. The vineyard is very unique for Marlborough, positioned high up from the valley floor, and is farmed Organically and Bio-dynamically on clay-loess soils. The vines are closely planted, so the bunches are small and skins thick. Roughly 30% of the wine has been fermented and aged in old barrels, all by naturally occurring yeasts. Not your average Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Producer Info

Kelly-Washington Wines was established in 2016 by Husband and wife team Tamra and Simon. Tamra is the winemaker and Simon manages all things commercial. Tamra started out her career at Seresin Estate in Marlborough before making wine for various estates in the USA, Australia, and Italy, where at the tender age of 25 was appointed Head Winemaker for a winery in Sicily (with others in Puglia and Tunisia) where she lived for 7 years full time. After setting up a large new winery in New Zealand, and many awards, it was time to get back to her roots, starting a family, and Kelly-Washington wines. Never one to choose the easy path, Tamra also returned to Seresin Estate, as Consultant Winemaker. For Kelly-Washington wines Tamra and Simon seek the most unique and diverse parcels of high-quality fruit, translating this into their elegant and honest wines. Old vines, high density planting, vineyards of altitude, organic and bio-dynamic farming – these are the attributes they seek from the growers they work with. They enforce strict hand harvesting and make use of alternative fermentation and maturation vessels – such as concrete eggs, large barrels and amphora to ensure they only enhance the natural elegance, texture and balance of the fruit they source.

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