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Goldschmidt Forefathers - Sauvignon Blanc - Wax Eye Vineyard label
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Goldschmidt Forefathers - Sauvignon Blanc - Wax Eye Vineyard 2019

White Wine

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Item# 71074-19

Forefathers Sauvignon Blanc

Is a single- vineyard wine produced from the 19 acre Wax Eye Vineyard on Hawksbury Road in the Brancott. This area produces the classic cool climate style. The glacial soils offer the vines good water retention which promotes flavor development. Machine harvested at 2:00 am for maximum cold temperatures, immediately pressed and inoculated. 100% stainless steel cold fermented. Aged on the lees for 3 months to accentuate creaminess.

Technical data

Release Date: Nov 2015
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Sub-region: Brancott
Vineyard: Wax Eye
Soil: Loam over glacial gravels
TA: 7.10 g/l
pH: 3.34
Alcohol: 12.5%

Winemaker's comments

"New Zealand is 20-30% down for the vintage but the quality is there. It was dry nationwide and the driest season in Marlborough in the last 80 years. It got hot and it stayed hot and dry; the region was declared a drought zone in late January, having received the lowest amount of rainfall over a seven-month period since records began. The good thing is this vintage produced smaller, more concentrated berries with lots of flavor. And I think you’ll find more palate weight in this vintage."