2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC
CLIMATIC CONDITIONS: A wet and cold September resulted in a late start to the season. One of the hottest Februarys on record and low rainfall during March allowed for perfect ripening conditions.
DATE OF HARVEST: 4 th – 15th April 2016
HARVEST & VINIFICATION: Partially whole bunch pressed and maceration on skins. Fermentation in different vats and partly in oak under influences of various yeasts and temperatures. Racking by gravity to keep maximum freshness of fermentation-CO2.
DATE OF BOTTLING: 29th September 2016
VOL TASTING NOTES: A seductive nose with aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit, with fine flinty mineral notes. Fresh fruit entrance with hints of fresh pineapple and citrus components, a touch fresh herbs, with yeasty notes amongst a mineral flinty core that offers a long elegant lingering finish. This is the perfect match to mouth-watering New Zealand bluff oysters.
DRINKING TEMPERATURE: 10 ºC CELLARING: now to 5 years
|Region||Wairarapa, New Zealand|
|Colour||White – Green and Flinty|
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Welcome to SCHUBERT WINES and to our world of Pinot Noir!
Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling, both Geisenheim University Viticulture & Oenology graduates from Germany established SCHUBERT WINES in 1998.
Having worked with winemakers like Erni Loosen of Dr Loosen Estate, Bernkastel in Germany as well as in various vineyards across the world, their dream had always been to set off around the world in search of the ideal place to plant and produce their true passion – Pinot Noir. After travelling through regions like Oregon, California, Australia and parts of Europe, it wasn't until arriving in Martinborough in the Wairarapa province of New Zealand that Kai and Marion felt they had found what they were looking for.
In spring of 1998 they acquired a small established vineyard in Martinborough and 40 hectares of bare land in East Taratahi, just north of Martinborough, , followed by plantings from scratch in 1999 and 2000.
SCHUBERT'S philosophy is to craft wines of uncompromising quality that would stand out alongside the finest in the world. 14 hectares of wines are closely planted in the traditional, European style and the unique climate produces low yields. As a result they have been quick to capture the attention of connoisseurs and critics alike for their alluring, internationally award winning wines of outstanding character, complexity, balance and grace.
With about 90% the majority of the production is exported to currently 36 countries.
Founded in 1998 by Kai Schubert & Marion Deimliing, this young winery has fast made a name for itself as one of the finest producers in New Zealand. Their status as a top end producer was confirmed in 2010 when they won the Decanter Magazine's International Trophy for best Pinot Noir. Their focus is on small volume wines with very low yields showing true vineyard characteristics and with minimal intervention from the winemaker.