Lia Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Benchmark example of Marlborough Sauvignon made by Michael Selak. Ripe passion fruit aromas and hints of melon are supported by grassy tones and lime blossom notes. A refreshing and lively palate perfectly balanced and with great intensity. The mid-palate displays ripe passion fruit and nettle finishing with a zesty crispness and mineral line.
Grapes were selected from a wide variety of Wairau and Southern Valley vineyard sites in Marlborough to ensure a complex and harmonious flavour profile. The grapes were harvested at night, when the temperatures are cool, to preserve the vibrant fruit flavours and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact into stainless steel tanks. Fermentations were carried out at cool temperatures to retain the fresh fruit flavours. Each vineyard block was kept separate throughout the various stages of the winemaking process, allowing different parcels to be blended with the winemakers’ discretion.