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2007 VINTAGE

Pioneer Block 6 Oh! Block Sauvignon Blanc 2007

WINEMAKER: Matt Thomson

BLOCK: 6

Region:

O’Dwyers Road, Lower Rapaura (north of Blenheim).

Terroir:

Soils: Free-draining, deep alluvial, silt soils (versus

Topography: Flat

Climate: Cool days and warm nights, typical of the Marlborough area.

Vine Age: Five and six growing seasons.

Regional Characteristics & contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:

The soils in this vineyard differ markedly from the Upper Rapaura stony banded soils. They are much more fertile contributing to the passionfruit and citrus flavours of this wine.

Viticulture:

The fruit was sourced from two vineyards on O’Dwyers Road in the Lower Rapaura area north of Blenheim. This site has fertile, deeper silt soils than the Upper Rapaura area. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Colour:

Pale straw

Aroma:

Intensely scented aromas of, grapefruit, boxwood and passionfruit.

Palate:

This Sauvignon Blanc has powerful passionfruit, citrus and blackcurrant flavours and is intensely concentrated with a long, lingering finish.

Cellaring:

This wine is drinking beautifully now and may also be enjoyed over the next one to two years.

Analysis:

Alcohol: 12.5% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 7.8 g/litre, Residual Sugar: 3.3g/litre, pH: 3.46.

Food Match:

This wine is delicious on its own or with a wide range of cuisine. Ideal matched with oysters, scallops, salmon or pan-fried white fish.

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Awards

  • Gold, The New Zealand International Wine Show 2007