Awards and Accolades
- Award Vintage
Japan Wine Challenge,20152014
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- Growing Season read more
The 2015 season was a very dry season. The beginning of the growing season recorded mainly average temperatures before summer turned on the heat. Above average temperatures lasted from mid-December until to the second week of February. There was only a short period of respite before both March and April delivered above average temperatures as well during ripening and harvest. With the crops all at moderate levels thanks to the average temperatures over the flowering period, we enjoyed a very compact harvest. The first fruit was harvested on 2nd March for sparkling wine and the last fruit on the 12th of April.
- Soil Type read more
Three main soil types predominate in the Marlborough region. On the northern side of the Wairau Valley are young soils based on river silts and stone. On the southern side of the Wairau Valley and the side valleys leading off it, are much older soils with higher clay contents based on glacial outwash. In the more southern Awatere Valley, the soils are of a more intermediate age based originally on river silts, but uplifted with time allowing soil development without further river deposits.
- Clonal/Rootstock Selection read more
Our Sauvignon Blanc is mass selected, with a variety of rootstocks in use.
- Winemaking Details read more
Grapes were harvested from early to mid-March 2015. The fruit was gently pressed before being fermented in a number of stainless steel tanks with a variety of yeast types. Ferments were at cool temperatures to retain the very distinctive regional and varietal characters.
- Aroma & Palate read more
This Brancott Estate Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc presents fragrant lemon, grapefruit and tropical fruit on the nose complemented by a sweet pungency, ripe lemon sherbet flavour and a hint of mango. The palate shows great balance with a refreshing, crisp and lively acidity.