Ribbonwood, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
94% Sauvignon Blanc 4%Chardonnay 1% Gewürztraminer 1% Riesling Sourced from a selection of nine Wairau Valley vineyards..
The name derives from the Ribbonwood trees, New Zealand's tallest native deciduous species, which grow around the vineyard in Renwick.
This wine is produced in a modern Marlborough style. In the cellar, they have dozens of small lots fermenting in individual tanks of varying sizes. This allows plenty of room to handle a multitude of picking times, yeast strains and temperatures, resulting in optimal blending options. All grapes were fermented in stainless-steel tanks to preserve the fresh aromas and flavours, that each site contributes, in the final wine.
This Sauvignon Blanc has an engaging nose, with aromas of grapefruit peel, a hint of thyme and gentle stony minerality. On the palate, there are flavours of bitter lemon with sweet herbal and redcurrant flavours. Supple and satisfying, the wine is balanced by a fine acid backbone.