OUR STANLEY ESTATES NOBLE HARVEST Is a SWEET DESSERT WINE made from our fully botrysized Sauvignon Blanc grapes from the rows behind our house on very free draining and protected land. We have made a very aromatic wine with lush flavours. It is a ripe, sweet dessert wine with a sumptuous palate of citrus blossom, marmalade and honey, hazelnut and almonds.
Food Accompaniments: Cheese platters, Poached Pears, Apple Pie, Rhubarb Crumble! Malvern Apple Pudding, Ice cream!
Sauvignon Blanc, is a premium white grape variety originating from France as a cross between Cabernet Franc and Savagnin Blanc of the Jura region. It is commonly grown in the Loire Valley (Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé) and Bordeaux. New Zealand has the second largest area of this variety in production with 19,929ha. (2012 NZW)
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Single Vineyard, Awatere Valley, Marlborough.
Vinification: The fruit was de-stemmed and tipped into the press, pressed, where it stayed for a 24 hour period with the juice reintroduced to the press so the fruit could soak up again. Then the fruit was then pressed a second time, and afterwards was settled in a tank, chilled, then racked to stainless steel tanks, where it went through a slow, controlled fermentation using the specialist French yeasts for high sugar must.
Cellaring: This wine is best enjoyed now, and can cellar for 5-8 years.
Serving Temperature: Lightly Chilled (8-10°C) Technical Analysis Harvest Date:27th May 2013. Bottled Date:29th Aug 2013. Brix at harvest:37.6%. T/A:10.6g/L pH:3.53 RS:205g/L Alc 9.5%