2020 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Vly
Our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas of passionfruit and citrus peel upfront, evolving with layers of green tropicals and an oyster shell minerality. Vibrant flavors of tropical fruits and citrus hang off this concentrated and textural wine. A saline minerality and an elegant acid line run through the wine showcasing its Awatere Valley origin.
It’s not just the grinding winds from the west or the imposing presence of Tapuae-O-Uenuku, the towering peak that looms over Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. It’s not just the deep, rocky soils formed millions of years ago by relentless glaciers that molded the landscape. It’s not just the arid climate marked by sundrenched days and cold nights. It’s the combination of all those things together that shape the inimitable character, flavours and textures of Vavasour wines.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine pairs well with soft cheeses, salads, and fish dishes. Drink now through 2022.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
100% Stainless Steel
100% Stainless steel
We harvested the fruit in the cool of the night to preserve the flavor and freshness that epitomize Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Careful canopy and yield management including leaf plucking and shoot thinning, ensured great concentration and character. After pressing, the juice was cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the essence of the fruit.
Vavasour’s 85 hectare (196-acre) estate vineyard is located at one of the marquee sites for grapes in the Awatere Valley. The climate here is noteworthy for its wide diurnal temperature swings—an attribute that contributes to strong personality and incredible balance in the wines. The vineyard’s soils are low in fertility and are comprised of stones and pebbles mixed with clay and loam. The rainfall ranges from 279-406 millimeters (11-16 inches) a year, very arid by any measurement.