New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ’21, Blank Canvas
Soils and Climate: The soil type in this vineyard are very young, alluvial silts on top of sand. The silts are full of salts and add a mineral and salty complexity to the palate. In addition, the high level of nutrients in the soil provide for high volatile thiol levels which are expressed as passion fruit, blackcurrant and grapefruit flavours. The proximity to the ocean makes for cooler nights in summer and therefore a fresh backbone of acidity and powerful, lifted aromatics.
Vineyard: We machine harvest the fruit for the Blank Canvas Sauvignon Blanc and hand-pick the fruit for the Blank Canvas Abstract Sauvignon Blanc. The latter block is dry-farmed.