2018 Allan Scott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Allan Scott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Allan Scott Family Winemakers vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and with the care given during the growing season produce some of the world’s greatest Sauvignon Blanc wines. The wines tend to be beautifully structured, with lighter aromatics than expected off the heavier clay soils of the lower Wairau plains.

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Sauvignon Blanc
Allan Scott Estate
Cellar to 2022
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How's it taste?

Fresh, zesty, juicy and full, this fruit driven new world style wine will excite the senses without the racy overload. Tropical fruit with a fresh herbaceous character balanced with zesty passionfruit and a dry finish, this wine will take you straight back to the warmer summer days

How was it made?

2018 was a season of extremes, from virtual drought and some of the hottest days on record through to record rainfall for January and ending with a southerly blast and snow in April. Fortunately, Allan Scott has 44yrs of experience growing grapes and making wine in Marlborough. The highly skilled team in the winery have produced another fantastic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are machine harvested and immediately pressed in the cool of the night. The juice is maintained at cool temperatures to ensure the aromatics are not lost. Cleared juice is then fermented to dryness at cool temperatures with specifically selected yeasts. The pick of the tanks are selected for blending into a wonderful fresh expression ready for bottling.

Who made it?

As one of the first independent wineries to be established in Marlborough, Allan Scott Family Winemakers have made a name for themselves in this highly competitive industry. Allan Scott has nearly 40 years in the wine business, which makes him one of the most experienced people in Marlborough when it comes to growing, making and marketing wine. In 1975 Allan and his wife Catherine purchased a block of land and got into contract growing. Then, when the first independent winemakers started to emerge in Marlborough, Allan and Catherine were in a position to become a part of this new era in New Zealand’s wine industry. In 1990, they launched Allan Scott Wines. The Allan Scott winery has seen some changes since then. Over the 25 years since its inception, the winery has evolved to keep ahead of the changing demands from the market. Perhaps the biggest change for the business has been its evolution into a true family business. Allan and Cathy’s three children have grown up to become valuable members of the business. Elder daughter Victoria is responsible for Marketing, while their son Josh is Chief winemaker, taking responsibility for the variety of wines the winery produces. Younger daughter Sara has also trained as a winemaker, but works mostly in the vineyard.

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