Earthsong, Dillon's Point Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2022
We are drawn to the River. Where the Earth gives up its source, the mellifluous rumble, riffle, hiss and glide resonates and chimes.
The plaintive cry of birds, where sound and light become one. It is Our Happy Place, somewhere we can zone out and tune in to Earthsong.
Sourced from one, regeneratively farmed vineyard in the renowned Dillon’s Point area of the lower Wairau. The vineyard is not tilled, extensive cover crops are used and sheep are run in the vineyard over winter to provide nutrients. During the growing season, vine are shoot thinned to provide ideal fruit exposure and ripeness. Proximity to the ocean provides night time cooling which helps to preserve the crisp acids and brininess.
Fruit is the star of the how here so winemaking is relatively simple. Machine harvested cool to preserve freshness. Fermented in tank and matured on fine lees in tank until bottling.
No oak ageing
Dillon’s Point is renowned for producing Sauvignon Blancs with tropical fruit notes and passion fruit to the fore. There are hints of blackcurrant and grapefruit too. The palate is rich, bright and zesty with a slight briny tang. This wine has real intensity of fruit, with a lovely crisp, mineral finish.
Sushi and sashimi, seafood-based steamed and fried dim sum.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
6 x 75cl