|Dry, White, Light Bodied, Tropical Fruits, Zesty, Food Friendly, Easy Drinking Crisp, Fresh
MOKOblack Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshing and zesty white wine with abundant gooseberry aromas and a full-on citrus zing. Perfectly balanced and textured, it pairs perfectly with all seafood dishes from delicate to rich and meaty. Enjoy a clean and crisp finish which invites you back in for further sipping.
About the Producer
Boutinot's New Zealand wines are sourced from vineyards in each sub-region of Marlborough - the Awatere, Waihopai and Wairau Valleys, as well as the breezier region of Waipara. These valleys have their own micro-climates and terroir which give a unique personality to the vineyards, grapes and finished wines.
Samantha Bailey brings her blending expertise and experienced palate to the fore in expressing the loveliest Boutinot wines from The Land of the Long White Cloud.
Vineyard and Winery
The wine is dominated by 50% Awatere Valley fruit, with vineyards located on both sides of the river in three sub-regions. Soils on the south bank are deep silt loams and fertile, while the north bank sites are stony, shallow silt loams, and lighter in structure. A dry and windy climate in this valley leads to small, thick-skinned berries with an emphasis on herbal intensity. Wairau Valley sites in the Rapaura district and the Southern Valleys make up much of the rest of the blend. These are warmer areas, and the soils vary between deep fertile loams, gravelly alluvium and clays. Fruit from these sites is often more tropical, with some ripe citrus characters. Vines are all managed with vertical shoot positioning, and pruned to leave balanced bud numbers and crop levels consistent with individual site capacity. Picking decisions are made entirely on flavour, skin-contact is minimised and cool fermentations with neutral yeast in stainless steel tanks preserve the crisp, fresh varietal nature of the fruit.
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