Invivo Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The 2013 vintage gave us near normal growing season temperatures but with an extremely dry summer, meaning very low disease pressure and the ability to leave the fruit on until just right. A fine balance of hang time on the vine and picking at the right moment was always the intention and we feel this was achieved in the 2013 wine.

This vineyard keeps getting more interesting every year with the young wine showing vibrant green herbals and hints of passion fruit, as the wine spent more time on lees the texture filled out and the wine started to settle into itself and developed a very intense medley of bright passion fruit, green capsicum and with limey, racy acidity. A wine that looks great now but will truly reward ageing.

Rob Cameron, Winemaker.

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Windrush Vineyard Renwick
Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Brix at Harvest 21.5
Cellaring 1-6 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 2.7/L
pH 3.31
TA 7.9
Alcohol 13.2%

Reviews

“A restrained style, the bouquet shows delicate aromas of lime zest, white peach, fresh herb and flint. It's vibrant and taut on the palate with fine texture and a lengthy crisp finish. A lovely elegant expression.”
88 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
“A typically crisp, focused wine from a label with a fine track record of delivering quality. Dabs of green and yellow fruit characters and an all-embracing savoury flintiness are carried by well-pitched acidity. A fresh, engaging style.”
4 Stars, Cuisine Magazine, Annual Sauvignon Blanc Tasting 2013
"Mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with crisp grapefruit, lime and spice flavours. Still youthful, with a touch of complexity (25% barrel fermentation) and a tight, dry, lingering finish"
4 Stars, Winestate Magazine
"The subdued aroma has some sweet grassiness and all the impact is in the taste. The crisp, citrus, grass and capsicum palate delivers plenty of brisk flavour that washes out to the finish with oodles of fruit power"
Marlborough Express
"The 2013 vintage is a single-vineyard, Wairau Valley wine, mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with crisp grapefruit, lime and spice flavours. Still youthful, it has a touch of complexity (from 25 per cent barrel fermentation) and a tight, dry, lingering finish. Certified organic."
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2015

Other Vintages for this Wine

2015 2012

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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. Around a quarter of the juice was fermented in old oak barrels and left on its lees for 6 months. The remainder of the juice was cool fermented in stainless steel. The yeast lees were used as a natural fining agent for the both the barrel and tank portions, with weekly stirring adding texture and also softening out any phenolics present. Un-fined and just lightly treated with bentonite this wine is the epitome of minimal intervention.

Harvest date: 6 April 2013

Awards

  • 4 Stars

    Top Sauvignon Blancs 2013, Cuisine Magazine, Annual Sauvignon Blanc Tasting 2013

  • 88 Points

    Wine Orbit Magazine

  • 4 Stars

    Winestate Magazine

  • Best of Style 2014

    Winestate Magazine

  • Best Value Wines of Australia and New Zealand 2014

    Winestate Magazine

  • Michael Cooper's Best of 2014 Releases

    Winestate Magazine

  • 4 Stars

    Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2015

  • Bronze Medal

    New World Wine Awards 2014

  • Bronze Medal

    New Zealand International Wine Show 2014

  • Silver Medal

    Organic Wine Awards 2015