Vidal Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Vidal
New Zealand / Marlborough
Andy's Tasting Notes
This is Vidal’s top rated Sauvignon Blanc – selected from premium vineyard sites in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Soave, crisp yet texturally rich and waxy, with passion fruit and tropical fruit overlaid by chalky minerality. For all its intensity it is a beautifully pure and fresh example of Marlborough Sauvignon.
“Our Sauvignon Blanc winemaking philosophy at Vidal Estate is to produce wines that reflect where they are from and the season they were grown in, in a style that is balanced, defined and flavoursome. Juice from gently pressed grapes was cool fermented to retain purity, flavour and aromatics. Lees ageing prior to bottling has developed mid-palate weight and texture adding to the wine’s intense fruit characters.” Vidal
Vidal is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) and BioGro certified, meaning it is accredited to process grapes grown using organic principles.
Price per bottle £12.85
“At Vidal we believe that great wine starts in the vineyard. We’re passionate about achieving a natural balance because we know that healthy vines working in harmony with living earth make the most delicious wine.” Ollie Powrie, Chief Viticulturist
The Vidal winery is situated on the original site in Hastings, Hawkes Bay, which was purchased by its founder Anthony Joseph Vidal back in 1905. Back then the site was a rural location, today though it is now in the heart of residential suburbia. Limitations on space and restricted operating times have meant a move to a new state-of-the art winemaking facility in the Gimblett Gravels.
Viticulture and winemaking are overseen by Ollie Powrie and Andrew Lebioda, both of whom have a wealth of experience working with the vineyards and grapes of New Zealand’s key regions.
Vidal is dedicated to environmentally friendly winemaking and sustainable winegrowing practices. This mindset allows Vidal to contribute to New Zealand’s “clean, green” image and increase quality assurance from vineyard through to the finished wine. Vidal was a founding member of the Living Wine group, a small group of wineries who gained ISO 14001 certification in 1998, having achieved a globally recognised standard in environmental management systems. The winery is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) and BioGro certified, meaning it is accredited to process grapes grown using organic principles.
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