Sauvignon Blanc, Zephyr Wines, 2017, 75cl
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Sauvignon Blanc, Zephyr Wines, 2017, 75cl

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About

Ben Glover, of Wither Hills fame, is now focusing on matters closer to home and has taken charge of his family winery Zephyr. Referring to himself humbly as the janitor, Ben creates wines from their own vineyards in the renowned Marlborough sub-region of Dillon's Point. The whites especially deserve to be compared with other world class whites rather than merely the best of Marlborough. No more so than with the MKIII Sauvignon Blanc, that is a star in any line up. Taken from the Rabbit Island block that, thanks to its East/West planting, captures both wonderful aromatics and lush tropical notes in its grapes. Once pressed, the juice ferments in barrels to produce a complex, waxy Graves lookalike, albeit at a rather more accessible price point. Viticulture- The Glover family vineyards, planted in 1985 alongside the meandering Opawa River, have inspired the family’s passion for wine. The vineyard is now very much an aromatic specialist with Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. The viticultural and winemaking philosophy embraces the structural strengths of the vineyard. The wines show classic cool climate precision matched with palate depth and the ability to support texture. Winemaker Ben Glover says "I have always wanted to express the exquisite refined bouquet, the precise structure and the 'line' of these aromatic wines from our farm. Zephyr allows me to do this - winegrowing is a natural expression and extension of what our family and I have done on this property for years and the opportunity to pay them back with home grown, world class wines is too good to be true," says Ben. Winemaking- 4 different blocks off the farm at Dillons Pt - Cottage, stopbank, Rabbit Is, Deer Block - all contribute to this wine. Machine harvested cold and quickly pressed off skins with free run kept separate. Then undergoes a cool ferment with selected Sauv Blanc yeasts to ensure the wines are true to vineyard and have synergy with jalapeno, snowpea and ripe citrus pith aromas. Once through ferment the wine is placed on cold and then racked taking the light lees for the nude wine to rel;ax on over winter. IN the spring the wine is readied for bottling with no or little fining, balancing and then bottling. No oak treatment.

Style and Values

  • Style:   Still
  • Closure:   Screwcap
  • ABV:   13%
  • Country:   New Zealand
  • Vint:   2017
  • Food Match :   Delicious with summer salads, Thai food, prosciutto, scallops and soft goats cheeses.
  • Tasting Notes:  

    Very pale straw with a slight green hue. On the nose, ginger, green apple and crisp highlights of lime. Citrus focused palate with quenching acidity and varietal elegance.

  • Grape Types:   Sauvignon Blanc
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