Samantha Bailey brings her blending expertise and experienced palate to the fore in expressing the loveliest wines from The Land of the Long White Cloud.
Te Merio Sauvignon Blanc Can 2018
Classically aromatic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a gently maritime tang of minerality. It’s full of texture and breadth with zesty citrus and white stone fruits. Luscious gooseberry aromas follow through into the palate where it explodes with a full on citrus zing that is balanced by fantastic texture and weight. The finish is clean, crisp and refreshing.
The wine is dominated by 50% Awatere Valley fruit, with vineyards located on both sides of the river in three sub-regions. Soils on the south bank are deep silt loams and fertile, while the north bank sites are stony, shallow silt loams, and lighter in structure. A dry and windy climate in this valley leads to small, thick-skinned berries with an emphasis on herbal intensity. Wairau Valley sites in the Rapaura district and the Southern Valleys make up much of the rest of the blend. These are warmer areas, and the soils vary between deep fertile loams, gravelly alluvium and clays.
Tastes just as good from a can as it does from the bottle!