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Viticulture The grapes were sourced from a single organic vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. The vines were low yielding giving great concentration of flavour.

Winemaking The grapes were picked in late April. They were lightly crushed and pressed while still cold, retaining their pure flavours. The wine was fermented in oak allowing subtle texture and complexity to be added. Natural yeast fermented the wine slowly to keep the softness and texture of the wine. It was aged on lees in oak with minimal intervention while having about 30% malolactic fermentation.

Analysis Alc 13.0%, pH 3.33, Acidity 6.8 g/L, Residual Sugar 4g/l

Tasting Notes This wine has been made in an old world style with minimal intervention. It is soft with great texture and has flavours of citrus, melon and white peach. A refined mid palate, with great length of flavour. This wine will drink well anytime complementing seafood, as well as soft and hard cheese. Drink now and until 2017

People Winemakers and Viticulturists - Chris Darling / Bart Arnst

Contact To contact Chris or Bart please email, call directly or check our website for more information. Email: chris@savvywines.co.nz Mob: +64 (0)274 445 225 Website www.thedarlingwines.com


Viticulture The grapes are sourced from an organic vineyard in the Rapaura region of the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. The vineyard is cropped at low levels and is totally un-irrigated.

Winemaking The grapes were picked mid April and allocated into different parcels for fermentation allowing a range of components for blending. A small parcel was co-fermented with 4 specially selected yeasts. These aroma releasing yeasts used in this way add complexity and intense aroma to the wine. Another parcel (approx 20%) was taken to barrel for fermentation with natural yeast to create texture and body to the wine. All components are kept on yeast lees as long as possible until blending, adding greater flavour and softness to the wine. Careful blending with these parcels has produced this wine of interest and complexity. The grapes are fully certified organic by BioGro New Zealand.

Analysis Alc 13.5%, pH 3.3, Acidity 7.0 g/L, Residual Sugar 6g/L

Tasting Notes Intense aromas of pear and spice are the first thing you will notice. This follows through on the palate while the barrel fermented portion adds a softness and texture to the wine while also adding great length of flavour. This wine will drink well anytime complementing spicy food as well as white meats, salads and seafood.

People Winemakers and Viticulturists - Chris Darling / Bart Arnst

Contact To contact Chris or Bart please email or call directly or check our website for information. Email: chris@savvywines.co.nz Mob: 0274 445 225 Website www.thedarlingwines.com


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