Matua Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
Each $15.99
Available by the dozen
Marlborough is one of the world's most distinctive winegrowing regions, a source of the highest quality fruit, identifiably New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The growing seasons here deliver idyllic ripening conditions, whilst the extensive leaf removal regimens expose the fruit to sunlight, providing excellent flavour development. Matua Valley's winemaking team place considerable time and effort into achieving a Sauvignon Blanc that's fully expressive of Marlborough, showing consistent quality from vintage to vintage, setting the standard for others to follow.
Vineyards are harvested throughout the cool of morning to ensure the least damage to delicate fruit flavours. The grapes are processed within hours of arrival at the winery, skins are separated from juices, pressed and re-introduced with the free run for a period of cold settling. Individual vineyard parcels are fermented separately in tank after inoculation to a variety of neutral and aromatic yeast strains selected specifically to enhance the distinctive natural expressions of each individual site. Following a cool tank fermentation the wines are racked off gross lees and allowed to sit on light lees prior to assembling into a wine with aggressive Sauvignon Blanc characters, herbaceousness and tropical.
Soft in colour with green hues. Tropical and citrus fruits along with attractive herbaceous/ varietal characters on the nose. Gooseberry and apple dominate, whilst other crunchy orchard fruits are present, pear and nashi, melon with citrus, limes, floral notes and vegetable. The palate is generous and fruit driven with classical Marlborough acidity giving a fresh, clean palate and passionfruit finish.
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About Matua Wines
Growing up in a winemaking family in the winemaking community of West Auckland, Matua Valley's founders Ross and Bill Spence developed a vision for New Zealand's future
Back in the early 70’s, the vision of Matua Valley’s founders Ross and Bill Spence was to revolutionise the still fledgling New Zealand wine industry, taking advantage of unique regional qualities to create innovative and distinguished wines – the kind they wanted to drink themselves. They succeeded, beyond their wildest dreams. Today, Matua Valley wines are acclaimed and highly sought after throughout the world. Matua»