Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand
Secret Stone know from things Marlborough. Nothing but the choicest fruit will do, to be crafted by an award winning team into an intensely fragrant, generously proportioned wine with effusive fruit flavours and clean, lingering finish. No expense is spared in accessing the finest vineyards, retaining the best winemaking team, isolating the finest quality Sauvignon Blanc and applying the most adroit vinification techniques.
Fruit is harvested to a timetable determined by ripeness, ensuring that grapes arrive at the winery in a cool and fresh condition, preserving the classic Marlborough characters which are the signature of Secret Stone. The primary objective is to protect fresh vibrant characters. Grapes are de-stemmed, pressed and chilled to 10C or 12C before a gentle pressing. Juices are cold settled for two to three days and racked. Following fermentation, the wine is chilled to zero degrees prior to racking and determining the final cuvee. Crafted with minimum intervention to capture and retain the exquisite personality of Marlborough vineyards, the natural expressions of fruit and racy acidity deliver balance, backbone and length.
Light straw colour, hints of green. Attractive array of floral characters with fresh and fragrant tropical fruit notes, banana, passionfruit and gooseberry. Fresh, crisp and lively palate with mineral overtones and great length. Intense with grapefruit and limes, lanolin and talc, snow pea and green veg. Tight and lean, lacking any unnecessary distracting complexity, finishing crisp and clean.