2023 Calrossie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

2023 Calrossie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

2023 Calrossie Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Regular price $30.00
  • Same-day delivery in Auckland for $9.99 (Order by 2pm, receive by 5pm)
  • North Island Courier for $5.99 (per order)
  • South Island Courier for $8.99 (per order)
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Shipping calculated at checkout.

The 2023 Calrossie Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc delivers on all the hallmark traits that Marlborough Sauvignon is famous for; intense aromatics, fresh fruit flavours and a juicy, lingering acidity. This is the first Calrossie Sauvignon, and not from the Calrossie Vineyard, but rather the Rose Family Vineyard, where the vineyard was selected for its similarity in soil type. This wine is a beautiful example of Marlborough’s quintessential drop and will drink well from now but continue to reveal more with time through to late 2025.

Vineyard and vintage
100% Sauvignon Blanc, the fruit was sourced from the BioGro organic-certified Rose Family Vineyard in Omaka Valley, Marlborough. Chosen for its similarity to the Calrossie Vineyard (in the Awatere Valley), the soils are also wind-blown loess over rich clay. The 2023 growing season in Marlborough was an easy one, perhaps only made challenging by rain at harvest time. That said, good luck and a well- timed pick had us harvest the fruit at perfect ripeness and in great condition.

The organic fruit was whole bunch pressed into stainless steel tank, after which it was inoculated with an organic yeast and fermented at cool temperatures to retain its freshness, aroma, and purity of fruit. No malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged on lees for 6 months prior to being racked and lightly filtered for bottling. Certified organic. Vegan friendly. Contains sulphites.

12.5% Alcohol by Volume
0.0g/L Residual Sugar
3.4 pH
20mg/L Free SO2

Winemaking Style: Traditional

How it drinks: Fresh, Stonefruit, and Mineral

Grape Variety(ies): Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborough

Country: New Zealand

Alc %: 13%

Certifications or Accreditations: Certified Organic

Professional Reviews & Tasting Notes

92 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

"Moderately intense sauvignon blanc with lime/citrus, white peach, red capsicum, passionfruit and guava flavours among the predominant flavours. Bone-dry. Drink 2024–2028"

93 Points - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

"Bright, even, very pale yellow. The nose is fresh and lifted, with aromas of lime, passionfruit, peach, jalapeno, fresh-cut grass and sea breeze. Medium-light bodied, aromas of lime and peach leading passionfruit, jalapeno, sweet basil and saline. The fruit shows ripeness and purity with succulent fruit, flows effortlessly along a soft line of vibrant acidity. Match with calamari and green-lipped mussels over the next 3 years. The fruit was sourced from Rose Family vineyard in Omaka Valley and Linklater Family in Waihopai Valley, both organic certified. Whole bunch pressed to tank, inoculated with organic yeast and fermented cool, no MLF, aged on lees for 9 months. Vegan friendly. 12.5%alc. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) May 2024"

Customer Reviews

People who bought this also bought:
Recently viewed