Greenstone Estate 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
The Hawke's Bay grape growing region is situated on the east coast of New Zealand and is bounded in the west by Ruahine ranges.
At Greenstone Estate we source our estate grown fruit from a small group of dedicated growers who we work carefully with to produce small handmade parcels of wines that truly reflect our unique climate and soils. Our winemakers then dedicate themselves to making the best expression of each vineyard to achieve wines that are in balance and harmony.
Region: Hawke's Bay
Varietal Mix: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Residual Sugar: 2gm/l
Total Acidity: 8.0gm/l
Sourced from two different single estates to give different fruit components and a distinctly mineral and yet fruit driven style of wine, reflecting the different locations and soils of the Hawkes Bay
Crushing / Ferment: Gently Pressed to yield best press juice, cold settled and then fermented cool using aromatic yeasts used to increase mouth feel, fermented to dryness and left on skins for extended period before gentle pressing to tank.
Fermentation: Stainless steel fermentation using aromatic yeasts to enhance varietal flavours lees contact to ad complexity.
Fining: Light skim milk fining before bottling.
Filtration: The wine sterile filtered.