Our quality, limited release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is hand picked, whole bunch pressed and partially barrel fermented. This single vineyard wine is artfully blended to produce the finest quality Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wine for you to enjoy.
2019 was our inaugural year but what a year to choose. Although the season did have its challenges it started off with a perfect spring. It was cool over flowering which created smaller bunches, out of season rain arrived before fruit set and allowed the canopy to fully develop and ripen the smaller crop. Between Christmas and harvest a new challenge arose with the district entering a strong drought and many vineyards needed water to be trucked in for the survival of their crop. Fortunately Rusty Bell Vineyard had adequate water to keep the vines happy and continue the full development of delicious flavours and optimal ripeness.
Vintage came early, two weeks before long term normal. The hot dry weather continued allowing us to hand pick the fruit at its best, ripe, intense and delicious.
The 2019 Rusty Bell Sauvignon Blanc displays relaxed aromas of rock melon, guava and an undercurrent of herbaceous ripe fresh meadow hay, wild currents and white blossom. The superb textural palate showing some wet river stone, citrus and stone fruits of nectarine and white peach while still harnesses the brightness and crisp acidity of granny smith apples. This adds to the textural and sensual mouth feel supported by a crisp succulent palate that has a long dry refreshing finish.
|Harvest Date||29th Mar 2019|
|Bottling Date||13th Nov 2019|
$168 per case of 6
Includes free shipping (within NZ only).
For international private purchasers, please e-mail us with your enquiry. We will provide a quotation and booking form for you.
" Relaxed tropical aromas of rock melon, guava, and an undercurrent of herbaceous ripe fresh meadow hay, wild currants and white blossom. "
" Superb textural palate showing some wet river stone, citrus and stone fruits of nectarine and white peach while still harnessing the brightness and crisp acidity of granny smith apples. "