Tinpot Hut, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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    New Zealand

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  • Grape:

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Grape Blend:

    Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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  • Winemaker:

    Fiona Turner�

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Tinpot Hut Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A complex and elegant wine with intense aromas of blackcurrant, crushed lemongrass and thyme, mingled with passionfruit and melon highlights. On the palate, underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes from the grapes grown in the Blind River sub region of Marlborough combine well with the more tropical notes of passionfruit and melon from the Wairau Valley vineyards. A stylish and pleasingly rich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with vibrant aromatics and a fine balance of acidity leading to a lingering finish.

Production Notes

The fruit from each vineyard was independently monitored and harvested before being carefully pressed to ensure minimal skin contact preventing juice deterioration. Once settled, the batches were cool fermented in stainless-steel tanks using specific cultured yeasts to add complexity while retaining the fresh fruit characteristics from each of the individual vineyards. Shortly after blending, the wine was prepared for bottling under a screwcap closure.

Producer Profile

The Tinpot Hut story began in 2003 when winemaker Fiona Turner and her husband Hamish established their own 20 hectare vineyard in Marlborough's emerging sub-region of Blind River. Naming her range of wines after a historic Marlborough mustering hut, the 'Tinpot Hut' links the area's sheep farming past with its current state as one of the world's most dynamic wine regions. Fruit is sourced from Fiona's 'Home Block' and is supplemented by grapes from selected vineyards. Fiona is supported by Matt Thomson, a friend and colleague with whom she has worked for many years. Her flagship Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of fruit from Blind River, which contributes mineral and crushed herb characters, and the Lower Wairau, which imparts lovely tropical flavours. She also produces two single vineyard wines. The 'Barker Vineyard' Riesling is a light-bodied wine with flavours of lime, grapefruit and a distinct mineral finish reflective of the Blind River sub-region. The 'McKee Vineyard' Gruner Veltliner is also a Blind River wine with notes of white peach and subtle peppery spice. Her reds are equally pure and fresh. The Pinot Noir has intense aromas of black cherry, supported by hints of plum and redcurrant. Structurally, the tannins are soft and silky. Well-balanced acidity ensures good length and weight. The fruit for the Syrah is sourced from some of the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand, planted on an ancient river terrace in the Dartmoor sub-region of Hawkes Bay, as well as from the unique gravel soil of the Gimblett Gravels area, which gives power and structure to the wine. Fiona used to work in Hawkes Bay, so knows the region intimately. The wine, made in the style of the Northern Rhone, has lovely aromatics of plum, pepper and spice and mid-weight on the palate.