75cl * 13% ABV * Marlborough, New Zealand
The Somerset vineyard (part of the Jackson Estate) is planted both with Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, and is located in Marlborough’s Southern Valley sub region, the Waihopai Valley. Extremes in climate variance between day and night along with heavy clay soils produce pure and concentrated fruit flavours with outstanding structure and balance. Fruit grown on the Somerset vineyard has elegantly lifted aromatics and a depth of minerality contributing to the structure and texture of the wines.
Full-bodied, this Sauvignon Blanc has fresh, penetrating, tropical fruit flavours, a good acid spine, just a hint of bottle-aged toastiness and a crisp, dry, lasting finish. This wine, with careful cellaring, will develop further depth and complexity.