Our 2012 Harvest Estate Sauvignon Blanc grapes were sourced from maritime climate vineyards, gently crushed then cool settled, racked clean ands subjected to cool fermentation resulting in a young wine with high tropical fruit intensity whilst retaining the pungent herbaceous flavour so typical of Marlborough’s favourite wine style. This variety will drink well now through to 2014.
This Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a gold medal at the 2013 Spiegelau International Wine Competition.
Harvest date: 16th April – 3rd May 2012
Vineyard: Southern Awatere Valley
TA: 7.5 (titratable acidity measured in grams per litre)
Residual sugar: 3.5g/l
Lowing cropping and an exceptionally long period of settled weather during a late vintage combined to produce Sauvignon Blanc with good flavour ripeness. Harvest Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc has ripe passionfruit and gooseberry characters, balanced with clean green capsicum and lime purity. Balanced and intense, this wine will go well with New Zealand seafood or white meats.
Harvest Estate was formed to produce wines that capture the essence of Marlborough. From vines located outside of Blenheim in Marlborough, New Zealand, our wines are shaped by the natural expression of this region’s cool maritime climate and the long hot summers that deliver intensity and purity of vineyard expression to the fruit.
Harvest Estate is driven by the passion of two owners to deliver a taste of Marlborough in every bottle.
Michael Gregg grew up in Marlborough during the 1970′s and ’80′s at a time when the local wine industry was just emerging. With family ties, Michael was immersed in the industry as a youngster, working in a large winery before leaving home for Massey University to tackle a Food Technology degree and fulfil his dream of becoming a winemaker. Alas, he was seduced by marketing and fell into an advertising and business career consuming him for over 15 years (but which developed his palate somewhat) . Reconnecting with his roots, Michael is now obsessed again with creating quality wines that represent the unique flavours and taste of Marlborough. Hands on, Michael is working alongside respected winemakers to bring you our Harvest Estate wines from Marlborough.
Isaac Leniston-Howell has served a 20 year long apprenticeship in hospitality and wine appreciation, with front-of-house management roles in some of New Zealand’s top restaurants allowing him access to some of our pioneer winemakers and celebrity chefs. Isaac’s extensive wine travel and industry networks and his own respected wine palate put our Harvest Estate wines through rigorous sampling and testing before every release.