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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand

Vintages:

2018

Price: $30 per bottle

Winemaking

Tantalus Sauvignon Blanc represents the best of Marlborough. Sourced entirely from the Awatere Valley, ensuring vibrance and complexity in every sip. Fermented in stainless steel to maintain freshness and vibrancy.

Food pairing:

Salmon and sorrel sauce, King prawns with ginger and spring onions, Scallop carpaccio with basil, coriander, mint and lime, Crostini with goat’s cheese and feijoa jam, Green chilli and lime snapper

Vintage report

Technical analysis:

Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 3.1g/l
pH: 3.24
TA: 7.1g/l
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2019

Price: $30 per bottle

Winemaking

The Tantalus Sauvignon Blanc represents the best of Marlborough. Sourced entirely from the renowned Awatere Valley, ensuring vibrance and complexity in every sip. 20% of the wine was barrel fermented and underwent regular lees stirring which imparts a luxurious mouthfeel and a great depth of interest. The remainder was fermented in stainless steel to preserve varietal freshness.

Food pairing:

Salmon and sorrel sauce, King prawns with ginger and spring onions, Scallop carpaccio with basil, coriander, mint and lime, Crostini with goat’s cheese and feijoa jam, Green chilli and lime snapper

Vintage report

Technical analysis:

Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13%
Residual Sugar: 3.6 g/l
pH: 3.14
Total Acidity: 6.6 g/l
Fining agents: Milk/Sulphites
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2020

Price: $30 per bottle

Winemaking

Carefully pressed with precise skin contact time and extracting about 650L/t, no adjustments of acid or sugar had to be made to the juice that was fermented with its natural solids with a prise de mousse special yeast. Following a slow and cool ferment at 12C in stainless steel with brilliant aroma development, the wine was racked minimizing the air contact, fined, filtered and bottled with minimal sulfur to preserve the freshness and aromatic longevity.

Food pairing:

Spanish garlic king prawns, Deep-fried sesame chilli salted squid, Pork chilli coconut and gapi salad with roasted shallots, Raspberry and goat cheese salad , Thai green chicken curry.

Vintage report

A mild spring allowed the vines to escape frost free, while good ground moisture led to an early flowering. The last significant rain was on the 18th of December with only 21mm between then and the end of harvest, the lowest total rainfall on record for this period for 79 years!. Temperatures in January and February were more moderate than 2019, which alleviated some of the effects of drought. The dry weather and above average Growing Degree Days lead to clean, perfectly ripe fruit.

Technical analysis:

Region:: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Alcohol:: 13%
Residual Sugar:: 4.3 g/l
pH:: 3.12
Total Acidity:: 7.3 g/l
Fining agents:: Milk
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