Hillersden Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc can be one of the most refreshing wines in the world. We thought we would encourage that aspect of it with some sparkle. There is almost no better way to open up a summer lunch session.

A beguiling combination of gooseberry, melon, tropical fruits and lime zest, along with an elegant seam of acidity, and a refreshing effervescence. This crisp, clean and undeniably vibrant sparkling wine elevates classic Marlborough Sauvignon to celebratory levels. A perfect partner to the freshest of seafood, particularly oysters. This wine is equally delicious on its own and imperative when there is cause to raise one’s glass.

100% Single Vineyard. The vineyard is capable of growing the ultimate refresher. The sandy, silty soils tend to provide stone fruit characters with bright acidity. Sheep are brought into the vineyard to remove leaves which might normally shade the fruit and lead to the green characters Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is well known for. Once they are done we do a bit more by hand and even get the tractor involved using a tool called a collard. The grapes are grown in the sun until the optimum balance of ripeness and freshness is achieved.

The wine was fermented in stainless steel with cultured yeasts. It was left to mature for an extended period on light lees.

Alc – 13.0%    •    T.A. – 7.2g/L   •    pH – 3.20   •    R.S. – 5.0g/L

Gold Medal, Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2017 (95 Points)
Gold Medal, Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition 2016 (91 Points)