Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)
Allan Scott Family Winemakers crafts varietal wines in sunny Marlborough, New Zealand. Allan Scott Family Winemakers vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free-draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and with the care given during the growing season produce some of the world’s greatest wines.
This wine is everything a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc drinker has come to expect in the glass. It is fresh, zesty, juicy and fruit forward. This fruit-driven new world style wine will excite the senses without the racy overload. Mouthwatering acidity, fresh herbal notes of lemon verbena, thyme, key lime, lemon, pineapple and tangerine and a dry finish. A crisp refreshing wine, that shows the true terroir characters of the soils and area it comes from.
Vintage 2021 was a normal growing season compared to last year’s uncertainty, except for harvest commencing early and finishing right before the Easter long weekend. The team expected a lower producing year due to a combination of frosts and cool weather during flowering that has caused “hens and chicks” across most grape varieties (“hens and chicks” = when a grape bunch contains berries of different sizes and levels of maturity.) As a result of lower crops, the 2021 wines are expected to have more flavour concentration and be more textured on the palate. Careful planning and meticulous attention in the vineyard kept the grapes growing to their full potential. Overall, great sunshine hours, low disease pressure, light crops, and ripe fruit, all come together to produce some outstanding fruit and in turn some great wines.
The grapes are machine harvested and immediately pressed in the cool of the night. The juice is maintained at cool temperatures to ensure the aromatics are not lost. Cleared juice is then fermented to dryness at cool temperatures with specifically selected yeasts. We then selected the pick of the tanks for blending into a wonderful fresh expression for bottling.