Mt Fishtail Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
WineryMt Fishtail
Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Marlborough Wairau
  New Zealand
Each $17.99
Available by the dozen
Hand crafted from choice fruit grown to closely husbanded vines on the family owned Mount Fishtail property in Wairau Valley. Konrad Hengstler pays particular attention to retaining the barest amount of natural fruit sugar, in a fine balance of the juicy, refreshing acidity. A wonderful anywhere, anytime wine that's clean and crisp, always a classic expression of Marlborough, simply sublime alongside the freshest seafood or piquantly spiced Asian cuisine.
Mt Fishtail's Waihopai and Wairau vineyards are moderate yielding, cool climate fruit parcels, closely cropped at four tons to the acre. The first blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were planted in the ninties, in the highly favourable terroir of the Waihopai Valley. Quality is the absolute focus for Konrad Hengstler's Fishtail, it starts in the vineyard where no corners are cut. The attention to detail continues into the winery where this lively unoaked wine is handcrafted from start to finish. Konrad's philosophy? That the best fertilizer is the foot of the farmer. Fruit is treated to controlled fermenters at temperatures between 10°C and 13°C, for optimal preservation of exquisite varietal characters, bottled without filtration.
Brilliant, pale straw green hues. Pungent cool climate Sauvignon aromas of passionfruit, elderflower, gooseberry, fresh mint laced with a delicate white flower element. A punchy palate of greengage, passionfruit and lime characters, within a classically edgy style of beautiful line and splendid length. Finely honed aromatics support the polished minerality of a magnificent vineyard.
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More About Mt Fishtail Wines
While traveling through New Zealand in 1987, Konrad Hengstler discovered Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and was immediately attracted to this outstanding wine
From that point, the decision to move to Marlborough and become involved in the wine industry was an easy one. Konrad originally migrated from Germany to Australia, where for twenty years he oversaw the establishment and development, of a large German company's subsidiaries within the Australasia region. Eventually, Konrad felt a calling which inspired him to labour long and hard at the development of his own micro winery in the scenic environs of the Marlborough wine growing district. High above the plains of Marlborough, one can see Mount Fishtail’s peak standing as a sentinel looking over the many quality vineyards. This double peaked mountain is an inspiring omen and became the name of the estate vineyard at Foxes Island in the Wairau Valley. Mt Fishtail»