The Horologist Sauvignon Blanc
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Marlborough region, on the tip of New Zealand’s South Island, benefits from perfect wine- growing conditions, from the weather to the soil.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Elaboration: The Marlborough region has a landscape of wide valleys, rocky slopes and inlets providing the perfect growing conditions for this stellar grape. The loose, gravelly soils produce grapes with rich aromas and intense flavors that are unmistakeably Marlborough. The wide southern skies also play their part. Warm, sunny days and cool, starry nights allow the grapes to ripen at a slow pace, intensifying the grape’s classic citrus and tropical notes. Good wine takes time after all.
The result is the production of stunning, zesty and aromatic Sauvignon Blancs. The grapes for The Horologist were harvested in April, with the fermentation taking place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures for 10-14 days.
Tasting Notes: A deliciously fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of lemons and lime give way to a supernova of rich gooseberry flavors and a clean, fruity finish.
Sourced and blended from select vineyard sites in New Zealand’s Marlborough region, The Horologist takes poetic inspiration from the stars and in particular a French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, who in 1752 noted something unexpected in the southern skies.
He named the constellation that he saw Horologium: a faint yet beautiful cluster of stars, in the shape of a pendulum clock, thousands of light years from earth. Our winemakers have the same trained eye as de Lacaille, seeking out the most brilliant grapes to produce a deliciously fresh and crisp Sauvignon Blanc.