Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2021 (1000ml)
A well rounded Sauvignon Blanc, displaying tropical floral influence with some warm cut grass notes, while showing subtle complexity and spice. Full bodied with lovely palate weight and a touch of fruit sweetness, balanced by a slight structural edge with acidity providing a backbone on which the fruit can hang. Finishes with a persistent intensity.
ABOUT THE WINE
The fruit was machine harvested then pressed with the cloudy juice clarified by floatation and cold settling. Once clarified the 8% was transferred to old French barriques for relatively warm (18°-22°C) fermentation and the other batches were fermented separately in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at approximately 13° to 15°C for 3 to 4 weeks. After fermentation the tank fermented components were racked and the individual parcels held separate on light lees to help maintain freshness. The oak component was kept on fermentation lees to further fill out the palate and promote some depth of character. After blending, the wine was stabilized without the need for extra fining before final crossflow filtration to prepare for bottling.Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc