TerraVin 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is drinking well. This was a a moderate yielding vintage with a good flowering that was backed up by a classic Marlborough summer. The smaller berries ensured good concentration and the warmth ensured good natural balance of acid, pH and lower alcohols.
Hand harvested into 10kg bins
Harvested between 5th and 9th April
Brix 22.5° – 22.8°
8 tons per hectare
100% Sauvignon Blanc
13.14% alcohol by volume |TA: 8.6 g/L | RS: 4.1 g/L
‘Grassy, peashoot with gooseberry. Great richness and freshness, smooth and elegant, good intensity follow through.’
TerraVin’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of ripe grapefruit, preserved lemons and lemongrass with hints of coriander seed and wet pebbles. Medium bodied with a nice line of refreshing acid cutting through the citrus and herbal flavors, it finishes long and clean. Drinking well now, it should remain fresh to 2014.
The 2011 vintage (★★★★) was mostly handled in tanks, but 17 per cent of the blend was fermented in old French oak barriques. Mouthfilling, crisp and dry, it is a youthful, finely poised wine, ripely herbaceous, with a minerally streak, good 'immediacy' and firm acid spine. Best drinking mid-2013+.
‘Brilliant straw-yellow colour with slight green hues on edge. Fresh, intensely deep and robustly brackish aromas of gooseberries, fresh herbs and limes are lifted by exotic aromatics and esters. The nose is still youthfully raw, needing a little time to come together.