2014 Supper Club Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Vintage Report 2014
A cooler than normal summer was followed by a warm dry autumn, helping produce fruit of excellent concentration and elegance. With a slow start to harvest at the end of March, the dry autumn weather ensured another condensed vintage, with all grapes harvested by the second week of April. Once again the ability to harvest without interruption ensured all fruit was picked prior to an extended period of heavy rain towards the end of April. The white wines are characterised by concentrated tropical and citrus aromatics and bright vibrant acidity, while the red wines display rich complex fruit concentration and refined texture.
Marlborough is renowned for its high sunshine hours and cool night time temperatures that help lock in the zesty flavours, giving crisp and fruity structure to the wines. The 2014 vintage reflects this perfectly. Striking notes of nettles, pink grape-fruit and fresh currants leap from the glass. The crisply defined palate is underlined with minerality, lingering with guava and ripe pear. This wine is especially perfectly matched with freshly shucked oysters, lightly pan-fried fish, a green leaf goats cheese salad or simply enjoy as an aperitif.
Winemaker: Nick Entwistle