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2017 Churton Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, NZ

Serious premium Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough.

$30.00

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Would stand tall amongst any of the great sauvignon blancs anywhere. Outstanding release.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Marlborough as a region is notable for its Sauvignon Blanc production.

Some of it very good, some not so much. Here's one of the very good ones.

Organically farmed by the Weaver family, this wine shows a rare intensity for this variety. Each of the 10 Churton Sauvignon Blanc blocks are harvested individually by hand, a portion sees some time in larger format oak, and all the wine spends six months on lees before bottling.

Textural, powerful, and incredible value for money given the care taken to craft this. This is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc done right.

About Churton

Sam and Mandy Weaver established their biodynamic paradise in 1997 in between the Omaka and Waihopai valleys in Marlborough.

Their close-planted vineyard consists of only four varieties. They grow Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng, Viognier, and Pinot Noir.

Their fruit is highly sought-after by other local vignerons. Where much of the region is given over to huge companies churning out unfathomable quantities of mass-produced Sauvignon Blanc, the Weavers have kept things small and premium.

A family business from the ground up, this is what Marlborough wines taste like with a real sense of place.

Sam and Mandy Weaver amongst their vines
Sam and Mandy Weaver amongst their vines
Marlborough, NZ
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Always a high quality expression of the Marlborough staple, indeed, one of the leading white wines in Marlborough, full stop. Very judicious winemaking, outstanding biodynamic site, detail in winemaking overlay. Took me immediately to all the producers I love drinking from Loire. Layered with flavour, texture, incredible length, this wine again disproves naysayers about Marlborough and the halcyon white variety. Brilliant texture, electric just ripe yellow fruit fruit flavour, very faint savoury detail, light herbal lift, seamless saline acid profile and a very light chew to texture. A bon vivant of a wine, exuberant in perfume and palate, but serious, complex, incredibly good. Would stand tall amongst any of the great sauvignon blancs anywhere. Outstanding release." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

2017 was a challenging vintage where the resilience of our vines was clearly demonstrated. Biodynamics encourages farm diversity and for us one of the clear benefits are that vines take up less water in rain events thanks to the inter row plants competing for their drink. Grapes also have thicker skins making them more resistant to splitting. Our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc achieved good balance with amazing flavour at lower sugar and acid levels than usual.

Winemaking
Churton incorporates 10 distinctive Sauvignon Blanc blocks and we harvest them each separately. In 2017 the Churton Sauvignon Blanc cuveé included eight blocks. Hand harvesting gives us the opportunity to be very selective in the vineyard, a vital process in 2017 where weather conditions were challenging. Our fruit was hand sorted in the winery before a gentle whole bunch pressing. 15% was fermented in a mix of used and new 500 litre French oak barrels with indigenous yeast and some cultured yeast. The balance was fermented and aged in stainless steel. All wine aged on lees for six months prior to blending. Our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc was gently fined to help clarify before bottling in November.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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