Invivo Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2011

“Tropical confectionary, fresh sliced bell peppers and floral lime zest rise from the glass initially. This is well backed up by a vibrant, cutting fresh palate with deceptive power and concentration. Evidence of the lees contact adds a textural dimension to the focused palate and bouncing tropical fruit. This wine will develop in bottle over time and its complexity will become more marked between sweet fruit spectrum and almost savoury herbal notes.”

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker


Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Awatere Valley 100%
Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Brix at Harvest 20.8-22.3
Cellaring 1 – 3 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron


Residual Sugar 3.9g/L
pH 3.31
TA 7.6
Alcohol 12.45%
S02 at Bottling 30/115

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The fruit was harvested at night, de-stemmed and crushed then cold settled for 48 hours. Clear juice was racked and solids vacuum filtered back to the free run. A number of yeasts were used to help create a spectrum of aroma’s and texture with average fermentation lasting around 3 weeks. The tanks were then topped up and stirred (battonage) without sulphur for 10-12 weeks. After the wine had gained some lees texture it was lightly fined with Casein and Isinglass and stabilised for bottling.

Harvest date: 11-22 April 2011