Caythorpe Sauvignon Blanc 2019 12 Bottles
In 1876 David Bishell emigrated to NZ in search of a better life. He purchased land in the heart of the Wairau Plains and named it Caythorpe after his home village in
England. Five generations later and still 100% family owned, Caythorpe now also boasts 110ha of world class vineyard and 2ha of premium cherry orchard.
Our first vineyards were planted 30 years ago, on free draining deep silt loam soils over alluvial gravels. Combined with plentiful sunshine, cool nights and low rainfall, we have perfect conditions for growing world class Sauvignon Blanc.
Viticulture and Winemaking
The fruit was grown exclusively on “Caythorpe” situated in the heart of the Central Wairau Plains. The 2017 growing season was characterised by a cool spring and warm summer. Two and three cane vertical shoot positioned vines were carefully managed to ensure moderate yields that delivered intensity of flavours.
Fruit was assessed daily during the ripening period to identify the optimum sugar/acid balance and desired flavour characteristics for harvest.
A single parcel was harvested on April 11th; immediately pressed to limit skin contact and fermented with specific yeasts in 100% cool stainless steel by winemaker Jeremy McKenzie. After a period of sitting on lees the finished wine was bottled in August 2017.
Bright, very pale straw in colour. Intensely aromatic with fragrant passionfruit, tropical fruit aromas and fresh herbs. Dry to taste, the palate features lively concentrated flavours of passionfruit, gooseberry, hints of citrus, melded with nuances of fresh herbs and cut grass.
- Alcohol 12.5 %
- Residual Sugar 2.2 g/l
- Silver Medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017
- Michael Cooper- 4 stars 2017
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit – 4.5 stars, 90/100pts
- Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - 4/5 stars, 18/20pts
|Country of Manufacture||New Zealand|
|Sub Variety||Sauvignon Blanc|