Invivo Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Complex nose encompassing classic Westhaven tropicality but also with some background blackcurrant/tomato leaf, early in its life this wine is also showing a hint of pear skin/nashi pear fruit.

Palate is at once full but with reaching acidity and finishing with sweet fruit and palate weight. Still developing, this wine will age extremely well as it finishes its lees contact.

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Awatere Valley
Vineyards 100% Dashwood (Awatere Valley)
Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Brix at Harvest 12.4
Cellaring 1-3 years
Bottle Size 750mL
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 3.5 g/L
pH 3.35
TA 7.8
Alcohol 12.9%

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Winemaking

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.

This wine was kept separate from the beginning and kept on its yeast lees for a minimum of 4 months to gain texture. The Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2013 required only the lightest of finings to help shape the palate and also minimally filtered.

Awards

  • Silver Medal

    2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition

  • 4 stars Top Sauvignon Blanc’s 2013

    Cuisine Magazine, Annual Sauvignon Blanc Tasting. 2013

  • Silver Medal

    International Wine Challenge 2013

  • 4.5 Stars

    Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

  • Bronze Medal

    Marlborough Wine Show 2014