First released in 1992, Twin Islands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc offers excellent full flavoured
wine at great value. Fruit is sourced from specifically chosen vineyards in the heartland of Marlborough.
These sites enjoy excellent ripening conditions for flavour-development in Sauvignon Blanc.
Twin Islands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is pale straw in colour. Its lively fragrance combines
passionfruit, grapefruit and fresh mint. The palate is crisp and intense showing citrus flavours with hints of
fresh coriander which lead to a mouth-watering and zesty finish.
Spring and summer kicked the season off with good growing conditions and healthy vines. We started picking
Sauvignon Blanc on 31st March and early flavours looked great, but the weather forecast soon started to look
ominous. It was a case of ‘all hands to the pumps’ to pick as much fruit as we could before the rain arrived.
So what does this all mean for the vintage 2017 wines? I believe for Sauvignon we got plenty of fruit in at the
start of the harvest period with good, ripe, pungent flavours. Our later picked parcels look clean, attractive and
balanced. Overall this Sauvignon Blanc will perhaps be slightly more restrained than other years, but delightful
to drink and unmistakeably Marlborough.
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