A Star New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is born!

July 31st, 2008 | Posted by

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2008 at Sandihurst Exciting times as we have finished bottling our 2008 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. All 3150 six bottle cases of it. Its great to be making a Sauvignon for the first time but that cant be said for the bottling process itself, unless repetative tedium is your thing. Smaller wineries like us dont have their own bottling line but employ a mobile service to do the job. We simply pump the finished wine on board and then bottles are loaded, filled, corked, labelled, packed, sealed and then stacked back in the winery. Simple. For the wine nerds out there...primo fruit , 1/3 hand harvested from the Awatere Valley and the rest machine picked from the Wairau Valley. Separate ferments, QA23 and VL3 yeasts, cool fermented at 13C followed by 3 months on full fermentation lees. Filtered but not fined prior to bottling. 12.5% alc, 8g/L acidity, 3.5g/L residual sugar. And bottled under cork! (Diam). Yes, cork. Because its best.