Bull Paddock Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc$0.00
Vibrant aromas of passionfruit, guava and tropical fruit that follow through to the palate. These intense fruit flavours are complemented by an intriguing saline minerality and vibrant acidity. This wine is immediately expressive but will continue to drink well for the next five years.
Bull Paddock Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Our Single Vineyard wines hail from premium vineyard sites and represent the best of our region. Made in limited quantities, Single Vineyard wines display a focused and deep understanding of site.
Our Bull Paddock Vineyard is located in the Dillons Point sub-region of Marlborough’s lower Wairau Valley, which we believe grows the best Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough. The land was originally used for raising bulls, before the Neylon family realised the potential of the site and planted it in Sauvignon Blanc. The young, free-draining, mineral-rich alluvial soils now produce grapes with elevated aromatics and ripe flavours. The proximity to the cost imparts a distinctive minerality to the wines grown in this vineyard.
Vibrant aromas of passionfruit, guava and tropical fruit that follow through to the palate. These intense fruit flavours are complemented by an intriguing saline minerality and vibrant acidity.
The Bull Paddock Vineyard is only minutes from our winery, the proximity minimises skin contact prior to pressing, allowing us to capture all the expressive fruit flavour and aroma, without bitter phenolics. After harvest, the grapes were gently pressed before individual parcels were batch fermented in stainless steel, using a selection of yeast strains chosen to enhance aromatics.
2021 was a unique vintage, one of the earliest and shortest on record. The growing season was the third in a series of drought vintages, the stress on the vines was compounded by a huge wind run. The combination of some early frost events and a poor flowering resulted in lower yields and smaller bunches than usual. This, combined with the dry conditions, has meant that disease levels are incredibly low this year, resulting in better flavours and pristine fruit with good concentration. We’re thrilled with the concentration and intensity of flavour in our 2021 wines, this vintage will be one to remember.
Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and a gluten free diet.
This wine is immediately enjoyable but will continue to drink well for the next five years.