FOREFATHERS Sauvignon Blanc "Marlborough" 2009 - NEW ZEALAND
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas and flavors of citrus, peach and pear. Firm and crisp with a long finish. The key to Forefathers is balance and complexity with underlying power. On the palate the wine is firm, creamy and viscous. The long, silky mouth makes the wine drink beautifully now, and will improve over the next two years. This vineyard continues to give us beautiful, complex, Sauvignon Blanc year after year.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Forefathers Sauvignon Blanc comes from a single vineyard on an eastern slope in the heart of Marlborough. The vineyard is situated east of the town of Blenheim, on the Hawkesbury River, and is comprised of a gravely loam soil which allows for good
drainage, great exposure of the grape clusters, and long hang time. There is also good air change, which is the key to managing winter frosts and summer heat.
Forefathers wines have structure, intensity and complexity. Only ripe grapes with excellent maturity and well-developed flavors are selected. Ripeness means intensity of flavors and weight in the mouth. The fruit was harvested at night to avoid the heat of the day and immediately pressed off to separate juice and skins. This makes the wine delicate and fruit-driven. The wine was tank fermented and left on lees to accentuate creaminess.