|Grape/Varietal : Sauvignon Blanc||Color : White|
|Origin : New Zealand||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Marlborough||ABV : 14%|
|Vintage : 2016||Natural Factor: Biodynamic, BIOGRO|
Churton was established in 1997 by Sam and Mandy Weaver. From site selection and bio-dynamic practices through to low intervention winemaking, Churton produces exceptional terroir driven wines.
Churton is a 22 hectare single vineyard and encompasses an undulating ridge line between the Omaka and Waihopai valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand. 200 metres above sea level, the distinctive property faces northeast and captures the cool morning and warm daytime sun ideal for slow and long ripening. Soils are older and denser than the neighboring valley floor with good clay content.
Sam and Mandy are dedicated to producing just four varietals; sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, viognier and petit manseng. Their vineyard in composed of 17 singular blocks each with its own unique aspect and topography Keeping each parcel separate, all fruit was whole bunch pressed. 15% was fermented in seasoned 500 litre French oak barrels with the balance fermented and aged in stainless steel.
Following 10 months on lees, the Sauvignon Blanc was blended with the final cuvée consisting of six compelling blocks. Churton Sauvignon Blanc was gently fined to help clarify and bottled in March 2016. A very good year with low yields produced an aromatic wine that combines stone fruit and yellow flower aromas. We love it!
Pairs Well With:
Grilled Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon
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