Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Wairau New Zealand
Hand crafted from choice fruit grown to closely husbanded vines on the family owned Mount Fishtail property in Wairau Valley. Konrad Hengstler pays particular attention to retaining the barest amount of natural fruit sugar, in a fine balance of the juicy, refreshing acidity. A wonderful anywhere, anytime wine that's clean and crisp, always a classic expression of Marlborough, simply sublime alongside the freshest seafood or piquantly spiced Asian cuisine.
Mt Fishtail's Waihopai and Wairau vineyards are moderate yielding, cool climate fruit parcels, closely cropped at four tons to the acre. The first blocks of Sauvignon Blanc were planted in the ninties, in the highly favourable terroir of the Waihopai Valley. Quality is the absolute focus for Konrad Hengstler's Fishtail, it starts in the vineyard where no corners are cut. The attention to detail continues into the winery where this lively unoaked wine is handcrafted from start to finish. Konrad's philosophy? That the best fertilizer is the foot of the farmer. Fruit is treated to controlled fermenters at temperatures between 10°C and 13°C, for optimal preservation of exquisite varietal characters, bottled without filtration.
Brilliant, pale straw green hues. Pungent cool climate Sauvignon aromas of passionfruit, elderflower, gooseberry, fresh mint laced with a delicate white flower element. A punchy palate of greengage, passionfruit and lime characters, within a classically edgy style of beautiful line and splendid length. Finely honed aromatics support the polished minerality of a magnificent vineyard.