Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Lake Chalice

Tasting notes - Inviting ripe grapefruit aromas are neatly framed by notes of blackcurrant leaf, with subtle flinty highlights. Generous and full, layered with grapefruit and blackcurrant, this wine is underpinned by salt and mineral notes through to a long, concentrated finish.

Lake Chalice The Raptor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Ripe grapefruit and lime aromas are neatly framed by
notes of blackcurrant leaf followed by a textured palate
bursting with sweet passionfruit and ripe pear with a hint
of white pepper on the finish.
Producer Note
Lake Chalice was established in 1989 with a vision of producing internationally
recognised wines from the heart of the Marlborough region. New Zealand’s native
falcon, the ‘Kārearea’, is proudly displayed on every bottle of Lake Chalice wine.
Kārearea favour the remote mountains and foothills of the upper Awatere and Wairau
valleys and these valleys are home to Lake Chalice’s three unique vineyard sites. Each
vineyard has a diverse microclimate, biodiversity and terroir which are seamlessly
translated into multi award winning wines by talented winemaker Chloe Gabrielsen.
Taking a boutique approach she handcrafts parcels of fruit from single vineyards into
elegant, aromatic, fruit driven wines and has garnered a global reputation of
outstanding quality. Certified ‘Sustainable Winegrower of New Zealand’.
Vineyard
The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard in the rich loamy soils of the Dillons Point
area of Marlborough’s Lower Wairau Valley. Shaped by a slow convergence of
tectonic plates, the Wairau Valley offers a veritable patchwork of contrasting soil types
linking the Alps in the west with the Pacific Ocean in the east. The eastern flood plain
soils are nutrient-rich silty loam, renowned for delivering Marlborough’s iconic tropical
flavoured Sauvignon Blanc. In order to capture the maximum expression of regional
characteristics, the pruning, irrigation and canopy management is dictated by each
variety and by each block of land.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested in the cool of the evening to retain the freshness and
quickly pressed off the skins to ensure minimal skin-contact time. The juice was settled
and cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with carefully
selected yeasts to encourage maximum thiol characters. Thiols are the compounds
naturally found on the Sauvignon Blanc grapes which are responsible for
Marlborough’s signature tropical notes.
Tasting Note
Inviting ripe grapefruit aromas are neatly framed by notes of blackcurrant leaf, with
subtle flinty highlights. Generous and full, layered with grapefruit and blackcurrant, this
wine is underpinned by salt and mineral notes through to a long, concentrated finish.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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