Pioneer Block 18 Wairau Savignon Blanc 2008

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

Region: Lower Wairau -east of Blenheim. Soils: Deep fertile even, free-draining, soils. Topography: Even , flat site. Climate: Cooler area, with a longer ripening season. Vine age: Third year cropping Viticulture: The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard on the fertile, free-draining soils of Marlborough's Lower Wairau area. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness. Winemaking: Directly after harvesting the fruit was transported to the winery and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration. After settling, the juice from each batch was fermented using a variety of selected yeast in 100 per cent stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. After ferment the wine was stabilised and prepared for bottling. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block ...

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External Reviews for Pioneer Block 18 Wairau Savignon Blanc

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Source: Great Wines Direct
03/23/2010

Region: Lower Wairau -east of Blenheim. Soils: Deep fertile even, free-draining, soils. Topography: Even , flat site. Climate: Cooler area, with a longer ripening season. Vine age: Third year cropping Viticulture: The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard on the fertile, free-draining soils of Marlborough's Lower Wairau area. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness. Winemaking: Directly after harvesting the fruit was transported to the winery and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration. After settling, the juice from each batch was fermented using a variety of selected yeast in 100 per cent stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. After ferment the wine was stabilised and prepared for bottling. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block ...




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