Babich Headwaters Organic Block Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan Suitable
  • Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation


Winery/Brand: Babich


Aromas lifted gooseberry fruit and florals, that unfold revealing herbal, flinty, minerally elements. The palate has subtle guava and honeysuckle with tropical passion fruit and apple. Great with seafood or fish meals. Try with fresh oysters!

Cellaring: This wine is best enjoyed young.



The Story

Our Headwaters organic block is fully certified and is farmed in compliance with organic standards. First made in 2009, this crisp dry Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown on the organic block in Marlborough and vinified in compliance with organic standards.

2014 VINTAGE: Fruit from our certified organic block within the Headwaters Vineyard were harvested in April. The grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavours. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times. The wine was bottled soon after completing fermentation.

Technical Details
Growing Region: Wairau Valley, Marlborough
Grape Variety: 100 % Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol: 13.0%
Acidity: 7.0g/L
pH: 3.42
Residual Sugar: 0.7g/L

Awards & Reviews
SILVER MEDAL - New World Wine Awards 2014

4 STARS - Raymond Chan,, Sept 2014
"Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, pale edged.  This has a full, ethereal nose of white florals with mineral and fresh herb detail, revealing light nettle and capsicum notes.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, restrained and tightly bound flavours of gooseberries, minerals and herbs follow a fine textural thread with good linearity.  The acidity is soft and light in zestiness, enlivening the herb and floral fruit.  Refreshing and lively, the mouthfeel is bright, dry and moderately sustained with subtle herb and minerally notes.  This is a restrained and stylish gooseberry and floral fruited Sauvignon Blanc.  Serve as an aperitif and with shellfish over the next 2 years."

The Specs

Wine TypeWhite
RegionMarlborough, New Zealand
GrapesSauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %13.5
Certified OrganicYes
Vegan SuitableYes
PackagingGlass Bottle