Orin Swift New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Locations NZ - 750ML
This voyage of discovery to this promised land has been worth the wait and the 14-hour flight. We have searched NZ for growers with old vines who have been farming these vineyards since Marlborough first was recognized as a premier wine growing region in the 1970’s. e base of our blend is comprised of fruit from vineyards in the heart of the Wairau Valley, with its traditional passionfruit and crisp grassy flavors. is component is complemented by the second wave of plantings in the ever expanding Awatere Valley, which is noted for the minerality and elegant characteristics the fruit gains from the region's proximity to the Pacific Ocean. For the balance of this wine, we have sought out fruit from the southern valley of Waihopai, where the gravel soils, and later, cooler ripening climate produce Sauvignon Blanc characteristics that provide the final layer of complexity and brings balance to our inaugural release of NZ.
Winemakers Notes: In the glass, a brilliant pale yellow reminiscent of white currants; the wine opens with an intense bouquet of gooseberries, feijoas, and ripe tropical fruits. e bright entry of fresh cut grass and preserved lemon lead to passionfruit pot de creme showcasing a long finish of fresh herbs and clean minerality.
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Maturation: Stainless steel fermented, with minimal aging time.