Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

"Tropical bubblegum, 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

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Dashwood 80%, Awatere Valley 20%
Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Brix at Harvest 21.8 – 23.5
Cellaring 1 – 3 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 3.9g/L
pH 3.31
TA 7.6
Alcohol 12.5%

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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 aromas 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: 12th – 22nd April 2010

Awards

  • Gold Medal

    2011 Royal Easter Show Wine Awards

  • Gold Medal

    2010 Australian Small Winemakers Show

  • 5 stars & Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs in New Zealand

    Cuisine Magazine, issue Dec 2010/Jan 2011

  • 5 stars

    Winestate Magazine (Finalist for Wine of the Year announced 2011)

  • Silver Medal

    2011 Decanter World Wine Awards

  • Silver Medal

    2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition, London

  • Silver Medal

    2010 New Zealand International Wine Show

  • Silver Medal

    2010 International Aromatics Wine Competition

  • Pure Silver Medal

    2010 Air New Zealand Wine Awards