Fernhook Sauvignon Blanc 2014
A full bodied wine, designed to capture and balance the natural fruit flavours with the mineral terroir expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Partners well with white meat and seafood cuisine. Sufficiently bodied, it works well with fragrant spices and citrus dressings.
2014 was an excellent vintage for ripening low cropped Sauvignon Blanc. A ripe tropical and citrus spectrum characterised the grapes. Our vineyards produced clean fruit with clear varietal definition, the type that has made Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc world famous. The grapes for Fernhook are grown on elevated vineyards in the Fairhall region of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys. The viticulture is managed for lighter yields to achieve clean early ripening and to retain the mineral character of the soils. The vineyards are on older alluvial river gravels overlaid with clay gravels washed down from the Southern Valleys.