Elevation Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Grapes: 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Riesling, 3% Viognier
This distinctive Sauvignon Blanc comes from sustainably grown parcels of classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc seasoned lightly with Viognier and Riesling. Picked at optimal ripeness, each variety is harvested and fermented separately. Grapes are destemmed and the free-run juice undergoes cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by three months of aging on the lees to provide body and complexity before blending, fining, filtering and bottling.
San Francisco International Wine Competition2009 vintage
Patterson's The Tasting Panel Magazine2009 vintage
2009 was similar to 2007 and 2008—conducive to making quality, ripe wines, especially in Marlborough. Typically sunny summers and long autumns combined with cool morning temperatures ensured consistent ripening with balanced acidity. Low yields helped to guarantee quality.
The wine has aromas of fresh lime juice, stone fruits, and sweet herbs with spice notes. On the palate, lime, nectarine, grapefruit, floral and apple flavors are rich and rounded with bright citrus-edged acidity leading to a clean, dry finish.
This wine is a great aperitif and pairs well with fresh green salads and seafood.
GRAPES: 93% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Riesling, 3% Viognier
ACIDITY: 7.2 g/l
AGING: 3 months on lees
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: none
points of distinction
- A fresh, accessible Sauvignon Blanc blend that is versatile with food
- The only New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc blended with Riesling and Viognier
about the grape +
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
– Steve Smith, Winemaker
“We are dedicated to sustainable winegrowing and keeping the land we love—our ‘Wild Rock’—beautiful. Wild Rock has a simple goal: to make new and unforgettable wines.”