Mansion House Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 750ml
Colour / Appearance: Pale-mid straw, with a bright clarity.
Aroma / Bouquet: Lifted peach, nectarine and red apple flavours with hints of mango, gooseberry and freshly crushed herbs.
Palate: A medium bodied wine with a refreshing acidity and lifted stone fruit, gooseberry and nettle flavours that persist on the long clean finish.
Suggested Food Match: Summer salads, poultry and shellfish, such as Marlborough’s famous green shell mussels, as well as lobster and white fish.
Serve: Lightly chilled.
Residual Sugar: 3.4 g/L
Winemaker: Sam Smail
Cellaring: We recommend drinking our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc while it is young and fresh, but the wine is capable of developing nicely over the next three to five years if carefully cellared.
Grape Growing: Vines are trained to three or four canes on a vertical trellis. Balanced pruning, shoot thinning, tucking and trimming are used to achieve an open, healthy canopy and clean fruit.
Winemaking: The budburst timing was slightly later than normal and the vines experienced typical spring like conditions of variable temperatures, winds and rain. Early varieties, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, flowered in cooler conditions leading to smaller yields. Other varieties had warm, dry conditions over flowering, resulting in healthy crop levels. In mid-December, the weather became warm and dry. January was notable for strong winds that parched the landscape. The later part of the season recorded lower sunshine hours, resulting in delayed sugar ripeness and a later start to harvest.
Accolades: Sam Kim, 91/100 pts 4.5 Stars