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Delicate yet complex

Mineral element gives this wine maximum dimension & focused acidity 

Perfect with fresh & vibrant flavours such as South East Asian style dishes

Cable Bay Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$18.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $113.94 6 Btls, $99.08
Cable Bay Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Cable Bay Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Carefully selected, estate owned sites benefit from naturally terraced land, which leads down to the Awatere River...
$18.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $113.94 6 Btls, $99.08

Description

This is a delicate yet complex wine, conveying all the characteristics of the Awatere river region. Lemon blossom, lychee and notes of lime come together to form a wonderful nose. Lees ageing contributes further complexity with biscuity notes and texture to the palate. A chalky mineral element gives this wine maximum dimension, focused acidity and great overall balance. Refreshing and fulfilling, it is a lovely expression of our vineyards.

The grapes were harvested early in the morning, and led straight into the winery. The fruit was pressed straight away, and the vibrant juice was run to a stainless steel tank for settling. This juice was then fermented at cool temperatures using neutral yeast, allowing the varietal fruit flavours to be fully expressed. The wine was left to rest on light yeast lees for six months, and as a result has developed alovely creamy consistency on the palate. After blending we let the wine integrate together for a few months in tank before bottling with minimal filtration.

Carefully selected, estate owned sites benefit from naturally terraced land, which leads down to the Awatere River. The region is blessed with low rainfall and low vigour soils, predominantly formed from alluvial gravel, which lend remarkable texture and minerality to the wines. The vines are also closely planted which results in lower yields of top quality fruit.

Cable Bay Vineyards is dedicated to producing hand -crafted wines known for their elegance and depth. Taking an Old World approach and combining it with New World techniques, Cable Bay’s vibrant wines are beautifully expressive of the sites upon which they were grown. All of Cable Bay’s vineyards are accredited with SWNZ (Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand).

Food Paring: South East Asian style dishes, fresh and vibrant flavours

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