The Wine: Selectively hand-picked fruit from Sam and Mandy Weaver’s hillside, biodynamic, Churton Vineyard that sits at 200m above sea level between the Waihopai and Omaka Valleys. A parcel from the north east facing slope on loess above a clay subsoil. Hand sorted and whole bunch pressed into a wooden ovum. Fermented with the indigenous yeast from the fruit and winery and left on lees for 12 months. Bottled in June 2022 unfined and unfiltered.
Slight hazy, unfiltered appearance with green/lemon hues. Complex, ripe exotic fruits with subtle grassy aromas typical of the variety. The palate is full of concentrated ripe fruits with beautiful texture and drive. A wine that shows the potential of what Sauvignon Blanc can be. This wine should age gracefully over the next 5-10 years. Match with fresh fish and a vibrant salad.