"Annabel" Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Staete Landt

"Annabel" Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc


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Product code
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
New Zealand
South Island
Regulated designation
Table wine
Estate bottled
Sauvignon Blanc 100 %
Closure type
Twist crown cap
Winery's website

About this winery

The ‘Golden Mile’ is the name given to a special strip of land in Marlborough located on the old riverbed soils in the sub region of Rapaura. This relatively small area of land has the most optimum wine growing conditions due to its unique microclimate. Some of the oldest and most famous Marlborough vineyards are planted in this area. Staete Landt wines are 100% Estate grown, handcrafted from the 21 hectare (52 acres) Estate. We do not source fruit from other vineyards, nor do we sell...

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Tasting notes

Staete Landt 2017 ‘Annabel’ Sauvignon Blanc has an intensely aromatic classic nose with ripe nectarines, tropical and citrus characters. The palate has a soft velvety texture with abundant peaches and grapefruit flavours. Chalky & slaty characters, rounded off in an elegant mineral finish. The subtle oak character gives the wine fantastic palate weight and texture.

Viticultural notes

Ils récoltent toujours chaque parcelle de sauvignon blanc séparément, ce qui leur permet de disposer différentes saveurs et structure. Les premiers choix avec leur caractère caractéristique et leur acidité croquante de Marlborough se marient avec élégance au fruit tropical riche et concentré des derniers choix.

Winemaking notes

We selected 1 parcel to age on full lees in tank for 5 months. We also selected a parcel to mature in an oak (2,500L) tank to sit on lees for the same period. During this time we allowed these 2 ‘leesy’ components to develop a subtle but complex creaminess to the wine. On top if that a substantial percentage of this wine was fermented in 6 – 10 year old barriques, with a mixture of cultured and ‘wild’ yeast. Due to the individual fermentation process in each of these old barrel vessels great complexity and layers to the wine are built.