12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $32.99 EACH
Staete Landt Winery
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Six superb parcels of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc are selected to form the Annabel Sauvignon Blanc. One particular parcel is considered that special that it gets hand-picked for this ‘Grand Cru’ style wine. All parcels provide a unique expression; the ensemble delivers a range of vibrant flavours.
All parcels are fermented with different yeast strains, at different temperatures in order to emphasize the differences in fruit flavours and aromas. Obviously the handpicked parcel is special to us, we let it ferment and mature in barriques for some 5 months. Lees stirring these barrels further helps to creates that small percentage of a creamy / ‘leesy’ component. All this together ellevates the Annabel to a Grand Cru, subtle but complex still very recognisably ‘Marlborough’ Sauvignon Blanc.
The classy Staete Landt 2020 ‘Annabel’ Sauvignon Blanc has a luxurious aroma consisting of ripe nectarines, tropical and citrus characters. The palate has a creamy texture with abundant peaches and grapefruit flavours. Chalky & slaty characters, rounded off in an elegant mineral finish. This wine is drinking well from now onwards but will increase in complexity and reward cellaring for up to 5 years.