2009 The Doctors' Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc


Late harvest wines depend on exceptional vintages where the riper season can be extended well into May & vintage 2009 was just such a season.åÊ We chose a small parcel of low cropping Sauvignon Blanc fruit, grown on 100% stoney Wairau River terroir, which ripened early, showed intense tropical and stonefruit flavours, good acidity & had no botrytis.åÊ The grapes were hung out to slowly shrivel right through May, then handpicked, whole bunch pressed, cold settled, slow cool fermented and arrested at 100 g/l natural residual fruit sweetness and a modest 9.5% alcohol.

Tasting Notes

Alluring nose of passionfruit ice cream, honey rock melon, lychee & Christmas day fruit salad. Ripe fruity & sweet yet nicely balanced with a refreshing natural acidity and stoney minerality. Ideal as an aperitif with vintage cheddar and dried fruits or with your favourite flan dessert ‰ÛÒ great value!

Analysis at Bottling

pH 3.45
T.A. 4.9g/l
Residual Sugar 96g/l
Alcohol 9.5%