Mt Arthur Reserve Fume Blanc 2018

Quick Overview

Beautifully composed and styled, this oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted aromas of nectarine, green rockmelon, snow pea and lime zest aromas with a hint of oatmeal complexity.

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Winemaker's Notes

Vineyard - Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown on selected vineyards in the Nelson region.

Soil - Predominantly grapes from Moutere Clay soils teamed with grapes from the Waimea Plains with well drained clay loam soils.

Vintage Conditions - Although growing conditions were less than ideal with sporadic rain over vintage, our low crop levels and diligent vineyard husbandry produced our Sauvignon Blanc with great flavour and finesse.

Harvest Date - Early April through to Mid April 2018

Fermentation / Maturation - Our 2018 Fume Blanc is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes sourced from a small selection of our best cuvees that came in over the vintage. Ferments were carried out in a selection of older French Oak barrels and some new oak barrels to add complexity to the final wine which was bottled later in the season to give the wine its finished intensity.

Tasting Notes -  Our Reserve Fumé Blanc with scented aromas of tropical fruit notes with subtle oak undertones. The palate is full and smooth with layers of rock melon, nectarine and lychee.

Vegan Friendly - Yes, nil finings

Alcohol - 13.5%

Residual Sugar - 0.2 g/L

Total Acidity - 4.8 g/L

Cellar - Cellar up to 2022

Accolades - 5 Stars -  Sam Kim, Wine Orbit