SAUVIGNON BLANC

Dashwood

APPELLATION

Wairau & Awaterre Valleys

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKERS

Stu Marfell

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13.0%

89POINTS

Wine & Spirits
APRIL 2018
BACKGROUND

Great wine is so much more than just fermented grape juice; it is an alchemy in which unique terroir and skilled winemaking unite. Dashwood creates wines that are true reflections of New Zealand’s Marlborough region. They are as cool as the winds that whip through our valleys each day and as imposing as the towering mountains that frame the vineyards. Marlborough is a special place for wine. Perhaps it’s our cloudless skies or mild temperatures or well-drained soils. It could be Dashwood’s long growing season or sustainably-farmed vineyards. Whatever the reason, the result is wines that are marked by piercingly vibrant fruit flavors and lively acidity. Dashwood has been tending vineyards and making wine in Marlborough for over twenty years, striving to minimize or eliminate any activities that are wasteful or harmful to the environment so that future generations can continue to enjoy the extraordinary landscape.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

With every step of the winemaking process Dashwood’s goal is to preserve the incredible aromatics and scintillating structure of our wines. After harvesting, the fruit is kept as cool as possible to retain bright, fresh Marlborough fruit flavors. Gentle crushing and cold fermentation help to preserve the personality of the variety and the influence of the site. The Sauvignon Blanc is kept in stainless steel tanks to maintain zesty fruit characteristics.

TASTING NOTES

Tropical aromas accentuate the bouquet of this golden Sauvignon Blanc. Grapefruit, guava, passionfruit, and lemongrass dance across the palate in perfect symmetry bringing a refreshing, crisp acidity to life.

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