A blend from multiple vineyard sites throughout Marlborough, with a portion from the Awatere Valley and the balance from the Wairau Valley. A record breaking warm summer coupled with unseasonal late summer rain made the 2018 growing season hugely challenging. However, with vigilant and timely picking decisions we were able to ensure our principles of high quality and capture those enticing Marlborough flavours that create Mount Riley’s classic and highly sought after Estate Sauvignon Blanc.
Grapes were crushed and destemmed prior to pressing and fermentation was induced by the introduction of carefully selected yeast strains. We fermented in stainless steel at cool temperatures to preserve the lifted aromatics in this wine.
Tasting Note Vibrant aromas and flavours of lime zest, gooseberries, and currant with a touch of herbal infusion. Weighty mouthfeel with intense, refined flavours finishing with a crisp acidity.
Great as an aperitif or match with seafood, smoked fish, fresh salads or chargrilled vegetables.