The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is an early release vineyard off our Millstone block, one of the earlier planted blocks in Marlborough it’s in the heart of Rapaura.
Wines from this area are grown in very alluvial soils that produce wines with brilliant acidity and purity.
Harvest 2020 was unpredictable. Right at the start, we had the CV-19 lockdown introduced, so we had to adapt to the newest ways. Once all systems in place, we went out “all harvesters shaking” and picked all our fruit. In hindsight, after seeing what fruit came in, it has been a super harvest, maybe one of the better ones Marlborough has seen for the last 20 years.
Great sunshine hours, low disease pressure, light crops, and ripe fruit, all come together to produce some outstanding fruit and in turn some great wines.