Butterworth Layline Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Butterworth Estate

Butterworth Layline Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Butterworth Layline Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The wines were hand-picked over three days from the Julicher Vineyard’s
low cropping vines on Te Muna Road in perfect conditions. The perfectly
formed grapes were pressed whole cluster to tank for settling overnight.
After a tight racking, the juice was fermented cool to preserve the fruit
aromas of tropical fruit salad complementing the freshly rubbed sage and
thyme herbality.


WINEMAKING

After a brief time on fluffy lees, the wine was protein and cold stabilised,
gently filtered without harsh fining agents, before bottling.

Aroma: Freshly rubbed herbs, tropical fruit salad of pineapple, mango, passionfruit dominate the palate.
Palate: The acid backbone of the Te Muna Valley is layered upon, complementing the mid palate richness from the time on fluffy lees. This Sauvignon Blanc has a
powerful length, making it perfect for oysters on the deck, overlooking the ocean.

Harvest date: 1st - 3rd of March
Harvest analysis: Brix: 21-23.3°Br pH: 2.90-3.16 TA: 7.45-9.42
Wine analysis: Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 2.97 TA: 8.18 RS: <3g/L