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2014

VILLA MARIA, SAUVIGNON BLANC, GRAHAM

23.50 750 ml

TASTING NOTES:
A powerful and intense Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with aromas of green capsicum, lemongrass and kaffir lime. The palate has a distinctive briny seashell chalky texture due to the Graham vineyard’s close proximity to the ocean. The finish is long with balanced zesty acidity and lingering fresh herbs.

FOOD PAIRING:
Serve lightly chilled with fresh pan fried white fish, or sashimi or with goats cheese & rocket salad.

VINEYARD & WINEMAKING:
The climate in Marlborough has high sunshine hours, but temperatures during the growing season are regulated by the cooling ocean influence. In 2014, Marlborough had a warmer than usual spring, followed by a temperate summer. All Sauvignon Blanc grapes were machine harvested between early March until mid April in cool autumn conditions.
VINEYARD:
The Graham vineyard has a unique location in the coastal sub region of the Awatere Valley, this cooling coastal influence allows for the development of an array of aromas and flavoursspecific to this sub region.