Invivo [New Zealand]

Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc is created with New Zealand-based Invivo Wines, in what Sarah-Jessica Parker describes as a very collaborative process. The collaboration covers every aspect of the new wine, from naming and label design to the winemaking itself.

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INVIVO X BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER
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HISTORY

Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc is created with New Zealand-based Invivo Wines, in what Parker describes as a very collaborative process. The collaboration covers every aspect of the new wine, from naming and label design to the winemaking itself. Invivo winemaker Rob Cameron explains: “This wine is 100% Sarah Jessica Parker. So other than selecting the base wine from New Zealand (Sauvignon Blanc) I’ll be taking a back seat and letting her create the blends.

Invivo X, SJP Rosé – the second release in the Invivo X, Sarah Jessica Parker Wine Collaboration – comes from the South of France and has been crafted in partnership with a family estate from Provence, Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP) and Invivo. The final blend was selected by SJP and Invivo over an afternoon of tasting and assessing in New York City and the result is a new rosé that can be taken very serious, but is also very seriously fun.

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Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of five estates in Marlborough, spanning both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys with vines ageing from three to 11 years. Sarah Jessica loved the intensity of style from the Waihopai Valley and has blended that with pure fruit aromatics from the Western Wairau and the power and purity found in the Westhaven Vineyard in the Dashwood. The Westhaven vineyard is one of the last blocks of Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough to be harvested and so has an extremely long season to develop flavor and power. The 2019 vintage presented us with an ideal growing season, allowing ripening to accumulate gradually, so harvest was timed to harness the maximum warmth and sunshine of summer.

PEOPLE

Sarah Jessica Parker’s first ever wine was perfected in May 2019 when Invivo founders Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron travelled to New York City to create her new Sauvignon Blanc. They brought samples of the 2019 vintage, harvested in April. Over a three hour session, SJP and the Invivo team finalized the proportions from each vineyard to create the exact blending recipe used in the wine. In December 2019, the team met again to blend a rosé wine, “Blending the rosé was an experience I never thought I would be participating in and was not only great fun but, as always with my partners at Invivo, informative, surprising, delicious and wonderfully satisfying.” stated Sarah Jessica Parker.