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Main Divide - Sauvignon Blanc 2019

White wine from Waipara Valley · New Zealand
Price: £17.50
Case Rate: £17.00
Ex Tax: £14.58
Country:
Wine Region: Waipara Valley
Wine Maker: Matthew Donaldson * Lynette Hudson
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
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Country:
Wine Region: Waipara Valley
Wine Maker: Matthew Donaldson * Lynette Hudson
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Percentage: 100%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now

Wine tasting notes

The wine is pale lemon in colour, with vibrant tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit and lychees. Layered beneath there are hints of gooseberry, citrus and dried herbs. The palate is generous, yet remains fresh and lively, with a satisfying crisp finish. Favourable vintage conditions have added richness and texture to the wine, while still retaining its classic zesty freshness.

Winery information

Main Divide

Main Divide is another label of the Donaldson family of Pegasus Bay. Main Divide, the range of mighty Alps which form the backbone of New Zealand?s picturesque South Island, are a symbol of its unique freshness, purity and vigor. In keeping with this ideal, the grapes are sourced only from selected top vineyards and growers in many of the South Island?s viticultural areas. It is produced by the same winemaking team that makes the world-class wines of Pegasus Bay.Their aim is to produce harmonious, well-integrated wines, which reflect the uniqueness and diversity of the vineyards. Emphasis is on lively fruit flavors, complexity and drinkability. Natural methods and minimal intervention from vine to bottle typify their approach. Main Divide?s philosophy includes the use of sustainable viticultural management, organic techniques, low crop levels, minimal handling of fruit during processing and gentle pressing. Wines go through natural malolactic fermentation and clarify by settling. The value for money ratio of these wines is perhaps the best in New Zealand.

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Vinification notes

The grapes were picked in separate batches during April, the aim being to produce a spectrum of ripe yet zesty aromas and flavours in the finished wine. After gentle pressing of the berries, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to help the wine express its varietal purity. It was subsequently kept on its natural yeast deposit (sur lie) for a short while before bottling, in order to help fill out the mid-palate and add extra complexity.