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Middle Terrace 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Bishops Head

A beautiful blend from fruit primarily sourced off our Mairehau vineyard on Mackenzies Rd. Around 35% was hand-picked and barrel fermented in old oak, the remainder machine harvested and tank fermented at low temperature. The final blend includes 10% Chenin Blanc which gives the wine extra structure and a hint more acidity.

"It is beautifully fruited on the nose showing feijoa, green rock melon, lime zest and subtle herbaceous characters. The palate is lively and vibrant, and delivers pristine fruit flavours together with fine texture, leading to a lingering juicy finish. Friendly and very likable." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (Jan'17)

A fine aperitif, Sauvignon Blanc also pairs incredibly well with anything from the sea! Steamed mussels, raw oysters or pan fried blue cod are all great accompaniments to a soothing glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Current Vintage: 2016
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Waipara Valley