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2017 Hillersden Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc Upper Wairau Valley Marlborough New Zealand
SRP: $21.99 Bottle / $263.88 case of 12
1-27 Cases Landed Profit Margin: 35.68%
28+ Cases Landed Profit Margin: 44.02%
FOB Profit Margin: 52.93%
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most refreshing wines in the world. We thought we would encourage that aspect of it with some sparkle. Introducing a sparkling wine to the world that celebrates the spirit of the Marlborough region. Technical Information Alc - 12.5% T.A. - 8.0g/L pH - 3.1 R.S. - 11.0g/L Tasting Notes Clean. Crisp. Bright. A combination of gooseberry, melon, tropical fruits and lime zest, along with an elegant seam of acidity, and a refreshing effervescence. This crisp, vibrant wine elevates classic Marlborough Sauvignon to celebratory levels. A perfect partner to the freshest of sea - food, particularly oysters. Equally delicious on it’s own, and imperative where there is cause to raise one’s glass. Vineyard The stoniest rows of the vineyard are selected to enhance early tropical fruit expression and underlying mineral notes. Large fist and head sized stones undervine have a large part to play lengthening ripening hours into the twilight hours. We employed sheep to leaf thin and get some extra sunlight into this wine. The fruit was picked early to capture the lively acidity necessary for a vibrant sparkling wine. 2017 presented us ‘less than ideal’ weather with two cyclones, but the fruit for our Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc was brilliant and perfect to pick prior to the rain. Winemaking As is our philosophy, we placed the greatest attention in the vineyard to grow the fruit so we did not need to fiddle around too much in the winery. We pressed it lightly and used only the free run. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tank under very cool temperature to preserve those delicate fruity esters. After just a brief period on the yeast lees the base wine was transferred into an autoclave for secondary fermentation. The fresh acid and bright fruit combine with frisky bubbles to create a spirited wine enjoyable on so many levels.
Varietal: Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
Region/AVA: Upper Wairau Valley Marlborough New Zealand
Annual Production: 1800
Country Of Origin: New Zealand
Bottle Size: 750
Bottles Per Case: 12
Closure Type: Cork
Scores: Gold Medal- Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2017, (95 Points) Gold Medal - Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition 2016, (91 Points) Gold Medal New York International Wine Competition, 2017