Forrest Sauvignon Blanc 2012
This Sauvignon Blanc was drawn from 4 vineyards located around
Renwick in the Wairau River Valley. Whilst all have their own characters, they share in common a Wairau River gravelly, free draining and devigorating soil profile. This classical Marlborough terroir is critical in achieving the smaller berries and lower cropping levels needed to produce premium Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The stony nature of the soil also gives the wine a distinctive mineral, “wet stone” character. For Kiwis it’s a very evocative aroma from childhood; that smell of lying on
hot stones after a swim in the river in wet bathers on a hot summer’s
Distinctive nose of fresh herbs, nettles, guava, crushed red currant leaf and just a hint of passionfruit. The palate is full and textured, refreshingly crisp and “taut” with a lingering dry mineral “wet stone” after taste. Elegant, sophisticated and cerebral Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, true to it’s Loire roots. It has been created to flourish with time – peak drinkability of 3-5 years.