Pure Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015
Our winemaking philosophy at Vidal is to produce wines that reflect where they are from and the season they were grown in a style that is balanced, defined and flavoursome. Juice from gently pressed grapes was cool fermented to retain purity, flavour and aromatics. Lees aging prior to bottling has developed mid-palate weight and texture adding to the wine’s intense fruit characters.
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Total acidity: 6.51gL
Residual sugar: 2.3gL
Fruit for this wine was sourced from premium vineyards within the Awatere valleys. Soil types vary between alluvial over a papa pan, silt over gravels and stony gravels. This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc reflects the growing season of 2014 and has created a wine with great purity and definition. Meticulous attention to vine and soil health, yield control and vine balance have contributed to optimum flavour and fruit condition at the time of harvest.
“Intense passionfruit aromas combine with tropical fruit flavours in this classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh, pure and long on the palate, this wine reflects premium vineyard sites within the Awatere Valley. Food matches: Goats cheese salad, olive oil and lemon juice.”