Graham Norton Sauvignon Blanc
Southern Hemisphere Sauvignon Blanc once again meets Norton Hemisphere brilliance to create this, Graham Norton’s own sauvignon blanc. Enjoy the fruits of an excellent sun-soaked vintage in Marlborough and a memorable afternoon of sampling, swirling, blending and perfecting in London.
“What a stunning, complex vintage! I do hope you find this as enjoyable to drink as I did to blend. Cheers!”
Invivo x SJP
The Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of five estates in Marlborough, spanning both the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Sarah Jessica loved the intensity of style from the Waihopai Valley and has blended that with pure fruit aromatics from the Western Wairau and the power and purity found in the Westhaven Vineyard in the Dashwood.
Sarah Jessica loves the fruit purity of Sauvignon Blanc but also wanted to make a wine that was powerful and would age well. To achieve this, we needed to include a structural element to the wine. The Westhaven vineyard with its long season and ripe phenolic profile was the ideal candidate to push the boundaries! We held a portion of this fruit post-harvest in contact with its skins to extract some of the ripe phenolics (tannins). We introduced “blonde” (un-toasted) oak to some of the parcels to complement the naturally rounder wines, then vigorously stirred the lees of these tanks for three months. The resulting wines made for fascinating blending options that Sarah Jessica weaved into her wine.