2019

Invivo X SJP Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc by Sarah Jessica Parker’s first ever wine was perfected in May 2019 when Invivo founders Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron travelled to New York City to create her new Sauvignon Blanc. They brought samples of the 2019 vintage, harvested in April. Over a three-hour session, Sarah Jessica and the Invivo team finalised the proportions from each vineyard to create the exact blending recipe used in the wine.

WINEMAKING

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.

The Westhaven vineyard is one of the last blocks of Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough to be harvested and so has an extremely long season to develop flavour and power. The 2019 vintage enjoyed an ideal growing season which allowed for gradual ripening, so harvest was timed to harness the maximum warmth and sunshine of summer.

SJP loves the fruit purity of New Zealand 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 SJP weaved into her wine.

£12.00 Inc. VAT 75cl

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APPELLATION

Marlborough New Zealand

PROFILE

Semi-dry

VARIETAL

100% Sauvginon Blanc

VINTAGE

2019

ALCOHOL

13%

VOLUME

75cl

Wine specs

Tasting notes

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – Abundant notes of grapefruit, honeysuckle, passion-fruit and citrus zest evolve from the glass. At first, the palate is expansive and leads with a wall of sweet-scented fruits and a soft – but balanced – acid spine. The mid-palate grows to another level, where supple phenolics offer a framework to further lift the fruit. The wine continues to unfold and is very long and persistent.

This is a seriously drinkable Sauvignon Blanc that will continue to develop for up to seven years.

A SIGNATURE LABEL STYLE

As a passionately creative person, Sarah Jessica has naturally been instrumental in both naming the wine and designing the label. The X and the comma directly after it is an intentional and personal touch, referencing her signature email and Instagram-post sign-off: “X, SJ.”

Sarah Jessica also hand-painted the X on the original label and found the teal paint to match the exact shade of one of her favourite satin shoe colourways, “Hamilton”, from her SJP Collection label.

Invivo X SJP - New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Invivo-x-SJP-Sav-Blanc

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