Babich Headwaters Organic Block Sauvignon Blanc 2018

  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Marlborough, New Zealand
  • Grapes
    Sauvignon Blanc

Mineral aromas with lemon and orange citrus and a distinct floral thread – crisp, dry finish. Juicy and fruity entry with lemon and lime driving through to a crisp finish. Mineral and spice notes linger. Nice herbals and a touch of tangerine also - a wine with density and presence.

SILVER MEDAL – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019

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Babich developed the first vineyard to achieve sustainable registration in New Zealand.  With our ongoing commitment to protect the environment through only implementing sustainable practices in all our vineyards, it was a logical progression to move to the next step and investigate the benefits of an organic approach to viticulture.  Our Headwaters Vineyard is farmed in compliance with organic standards.

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.

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Marlborough
Vineyard: Headwaters Vineyard
Recommended Food:
Try with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil.
Recommended Cellaring:
0-7 years

Production Notes:
Fruit from our certified organic block at Headwaters Vineyard were harvested late March and early April. The grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled temperatures with a combination of selected and indigenous yeasts to capture the intense varietal flavours. Strict organic procedures were followed at all times.

Technical Notes:
Alcohol: 13.0%
TA: 6.6 g/L
pH: 3.46
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/L

Tasting Notes:
Mineral aromas with lemon and orange citrus and a distinct floral thread – crisp, dry finish. Juicy and fruity entry with lemon and lime driving through to a crisp finish. Mineral and spice notes linger. Nice herbals and a touch of tangerine also - a wine with density and presence.

Technical
Year: 2018
Alcohol: 13.0%
Clonal Selection: MS
Fermentation: 12-21°C
Fermentation Vessel: Stainless Steel
Filtration: Yes
Fining: Gelatine
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Harvest Analysis: 20.2 °Brix; pH 3.25; TA 10.3 g/L (averaged)
Harvest Dates: 31st March to 5th April
Harvest Method: Machine
Maturation: N/A
pH: 3.46
Processing: Crushed - de-stemmed
Residual Sugar: 1.7g/L
TA: 6.6g/L
Malolactic: 16%
Vineyard: Headwaters Vineyard

Awards
SILVER MEDAL – Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2019

(SKU: BA_SBL_18)

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Vintage 2018
Region Marlborough, New Zealand
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol % 13.0
Certified Organic Yes
Wine Type White
Packaging Glass Bottle
Volume 750mL
Fining Agents Used Gelatine

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