Anchorage Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This years delectable vintage comes sourced from the original Anchorage Vineyard beside the Motueka River bridge, on the way out of town heading towards the pristine golden sand beaches and azure waters of the Abel Tasman National Park. It's easy to get swept up in the long rows of vines when travelling over the bridge itself.

The vineyard site was primarily chosen as an optimal growing site which ensures most favourable flavour and ripeness of the grapes. After destemming and gently pressing the grapes, the juice was then chilled and cold settled for several days in order to produce a clear juice to ferment at low temperatures, so as to allow for preservation of volatile flavours. Left to mature without sulphur on fine lees, the wine was then stabilised and filtered.

With plenty of gooseberry flavours, cassis and passionfruit are prominent on the nose. Perfumed aromas of lime also make an appearance. To the palate, gooseberry, cassis and the subtle juicy tropical flavours of pineapple and passionfruit lead the way.

This outstanding drop was awarded 5 stars by Peter Saunders.

Enjoy it by itself or with fresh seafood on a warm Nelson region sunny day.

About Motueka

The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay. The name Motuekaor more correctly Motuweka, comes from the Maori language, and means "weka island", the weka being a small bird of the rail family.
The surrounding district has a number of orchards as well as growing a variety of specialised crops such as hops. Motueka also formerly served as the main centre of tobacco growing in New Zealand. A small number of vineyards have developed in recent years, one (Anchorage) gaining an international reputation.
Nearby beaches, including Kaiteriteri Beach and Marahau, are very popular with holiday makers. The area around Motueka is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.
Motueka, as one of the nearest towns to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, as become the base of many tourist ventures in those parks. Sea kayaking and tramping now attract many thousands of visitors each year. Many artists live in the area around Motueka.
Motueka is a thriving little town with a population of over 11,000.

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