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Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Old Coach Road Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Wine Analysis

Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater, Rabbit Island, Queen Victoria and Redwood Valley vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.7° Brix
Date of Harvest: Mid - late March 2021
pH of Wine: 3.26
T.A of Wine: 7.8g/L
Residual Sugar of Wine: 3.6g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes

The Vineyard

Our Brightwater vineyard is situated 15 km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening the grapes.

Our Rabbit Island vineyard is situated on a wide river Flat. The soil is gravelly sandy loam which is very free-draining. This vineyard is about 1.5 km from the sea which helps moderate temperatures.

Our Queen Victoria vineyard is located in the Motueka area in the heart of a region known for its apple orchards, kiwifruit and hops. Our grapes are grown on very stony free-draining soils giving lovely fruit clarity and varietal intensity.

The unirrigated Redwood Valley vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north-facing clay site. The vines range in age from 10 to 30 years. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and optimal ripeness.

Winemaker's Notes

In the vineyard, leaves were removed from around the fruiting zone to allow light penetration and air movement around the ripening bunches. Parcels of fruit were picked when flavours, sugars and grape acids were nicely in balance, giving intensely varietal flavours and a fresh, lasting acidity. 2021 was a cooler year than usual in Nelson resulting in delicate aromatics and bright acidity. We enjoyed a lovely settled warm run of weather as fruit was ripening and and during the vital harvest period in March.

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"Pungent, bright, fresh, fruity, herbaceous and varietal. Flavours of white fleshed fruits and lemon flesh, basil and sage, plenty of cold stone minerality and zingy refreshing mouthfeel and lengthy finish."

93 Points - Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine Summer Edition NZ, 2022.