Located in Marlborough's cooler Awatere Valley, Clifford Bay's climatic influence plays a significant role in the varietal flavours of the selected vineyards.
This wine is a pure example of concentrated Sauvignon Blanc displaying intense aromas of currant leaf, gooseberry and fresh lime intertwined with exotic herb notes.
An explosive, concentrated palate gives way to a long mineral and steely finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Hand harvested bunches were destemmed and crushed. For maturation, the juice was then left on the lees for two months until it was racked to ferment in a tank. Subsequently, the resulting wine was gently fined out and filtered before bottling.
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Poached or Steamed