Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2014

100% Sauvignon Blanc from various sites in the Southern Valleys and the central Wairau Plains of Marlborough, specifically Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura.

Fruit was harvested into half tonne bins and tipped directly into tank presses. Lightly pressed and cold-settled prior to racking into mostly old French oak barriques. Underwent spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation, the tail-end of which continued for over 6 months. Occasional lees stirring and approx 2/3 underwent malolactic fermentation. Transferred out of oak and left on yeast lees for 5 months.

Winemaker's Comments

Imagine an almond friand full of white nectarine, blood orange and rockmelon, laced with linseed, tarragon and lightly smoked tea. This is an alternative style that is both intricate and textural, a delicious concoction created by fermenting Sauvignon Blanc entirely with naturally occurring yeast.

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