INVIVO X BY SARAH JESSICA PARKER SAUVIGNON BLANC

Invivo [New Zealand]

APPELLATION

Marlborough

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKERS

Rob Cameron

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.37
Alcohol
13%

2022

93POINTS

Wine Spectator
APRIL 2023
2022

90POINTS

Decanter
JUNE 2023
BACKGROUND

Invivo X, by Sarah Jessica Parker 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 take a back seat and let her create the blends.” Sarah Jessica’s first ever wine was perfected in May 2019 when Invivo founders Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron traveled to New York City to create her new Sauvignon Blanc.
For vintage 2023, Invivo and SJP are toasting to five years of making delicious, award-winning Sauvignon Blanc together! The long-term business partners came together for their annual blending session at Loews Regency New York Hotel to mix, taste and create the highly anticipated 2023 vintage. Arguably the best vintage yet!

TERROIR

The Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of five estates in Marlborough, spanning both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys with vines ageing from 3–11 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.

WINEMAKING

New Zealand’s Invivo is one of the country’s leading producers and co-founders Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron taste and blend each new vintage with SJP.
“It’s so important that Sarah Jessica is involved in blending of the new vintage of Invivo X, SJP each year as she represents the tastes of our customers and what they are looking for in their glass” says Rob. Sarah Jessica has developed a beautiful style of Sauvignon Blanc that is soft with a subtle oak influence, which is created by some late harvesting, a little bit of skin contact and using French barriques and hogsheads as well as non-barrel blonde oak products.

TASTING NOTES

The nose is expansive, complex and elegant. Guava, orange blossom and lime zest combine to give a lifted yet refined aromatic experience. The wine begins broadly in the palate, seeking all available tastebuds, and then expands further with notes of passionfruit, ripe pepper and candied lemon rind throughout the mouthfeel. Texturally, the wine is full-bodied, accompanied by sublime acidity that counterpoints the abundance of complex flavors. Superb on its own or with your choice of cuisine.

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