Invivo belle Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

With 30% less alcohol and 30% less calories than our standard Sauvignon Blanc!

“Fresh cut pineapple and passionfruit with hints of green gauge plums and racy limes hit both nose and palate. Soft, full textured mouth-feel with pleasing balance leave the palate both awakened and refreshed! Invivo Belle is deceptive in its power and has great length without requiring high alcohol, using fruit intensity as the backbone to its structure. Invivo Belle will accompany a wide range of cuisine and excel with light salads and pasta dishes”

Rob Cameron, Invivo Winemaker, New Zealand

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Dashwood – 100%
Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Brix at Harvest 19.1
Cellaring 1 – 3 years
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 5.2/L
pH 3.23
TA 6.7
Alcohol 9%
S02 at Bottling 28/123

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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. 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: 4th April 2011