PYRAMID VALLEY SAUVIGNON 2019

£18.99

North Canterbury, New Zealand.
A nose of pears and citrus followed by bright fruit and savoury elements on the palate.
13.5% abv

11 in stock

SKU: 00991 Categories: ,

Description

A nose that just perfumes the room with ripe pears and sweet citrus followed by bright passionfruit, tangerine, fresh grass and gooseberry A touch of savoury undertones on the palate really lift te fruit up and fill out the body.

GRAPE Sauvignon Blanc CLOSURE Screwcap
REGION North Canterbury VEGETARIAN
VINTAGE 2019 VEGAN
ABV 13.5% ORGANIC Yes

DRY    |________*________|________|________|     SWEET

LIGHT  |________|________|________*________|     FULL BODIED

NO OAK  |________*________|________|________|    OAKY

Additional information

Pyramid Valley

Pyramid Valley is one of New Zealand's great wine estates where altitude, limestone, slope, rock and rich soils meet to produce profound Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The story began at the turn of the 21st century when Mike and Claudia Weersing established the site and set about creating the vineyards over almost the next two decades.

2017 marked the next step in Pyramid Valley’s history when the Weersings decided to sell to Steve Smith MW (perhaps best known for establishing Craggy Range) and his business partner and wildlife conservationist Brian Sheth. Steve and Brian are building on the work done by the Weersings to fulfil the full potential of the site. In 2018 they purchased a second vineyard in Lowburn, Central Otago called Manata Estate, an established vineyard that has produced exceptional Pinot Noir since 2002.

Staying true to the estate’s founding principles, both sites are managed following the principals of biodynamic viticulture and the winemaking follows natural processes with the use of indigenous yeast, no additives, natural fining and little, if any, filtration.

Production

Vineyard information
Average vine age 18 years old
Soil composition Clay and Gravel
Harvest type Hand and machine harvested
Environmental management Organic (non certified)
Winemaking information
De-stemmed Yes
Fermentation vessel Amphora and stainless steel
Fermentation 8% fermented on skin for 2-3 weeks
Maturation vessel Oak and stainless steel
Maturation time 6 months
Filtration Yes
Wine Analysis
Alcohol by volume 13.5%
pH 3.12
Acidity (grams per litre) 7 g/L