Vintage 2023

Collectables Sauvignon Blanc, Walnut Block

Tindall
Product Code: WB02ZZWC

Tasting Notes

Vibrant and powerful, yet restrained showing wonderful aromas of ripe gooseberry, citrus and honeydew melon. Some time ageing on the lees adds superb mouthfeel to this wine.

Profile

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            [Notes1] => Lively; showing intense aromas of melon , citrus and passion fruit.  Extended lees ageing has created a rich and finely textured palate with great fruit intensity. Beautifully ripe and vividly fresh with a crisp, pure finish.


A vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with lovely melded aromatic notes of tropical fruits. The smooth, textured palate is concentrated with passionfruit and citrus flavours. Well integrated natural acidity leaves a pure and lengthy finish.			
			
			
			

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About this product +

Producer >

Lynley Sowman (née Tindall) reckons we are long lost cousins and as she too has Viking roots we are bound to be related. From the same stable as Walnut Block, Tindall is a single vineyard project of 22 hectares situated in Rapaura, north west of Blenheim in the heart of Marlborough. The shallow, well-drained soils are primarily made up of a stony alluvium with some silty loam and clay. Given Clyde and Nigel Sowman’s dedication to organic viticulture, the Tindall vineyard is farmed in the same manner. The wines are made under the guidance of the acclaimed winemaker, Dr. John Forrest are fermented in stainless steel tanks to emphasise the aromatics and purity of the Sauvignon Blanc grape.

Viticulture >

First planted in 1996 the Walnut Block vineyards lie in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. The soils are made up of alluvial deposits, from an ancient river bed that flowed between the mountainous borders of the valley, over a free-draining, stony subsoil. The region benefits from high sunshine hours and a temperate climate. The vines are densely planted and are trained on trellises. The farming is organic.

Winemaking >

Protectively handled in stainless steel. Certified Organic by BioGro New Zealand. Located in Marlborough’s premium Rapaura sub region our commitment to organics allow the vineyard’s unique characters to be expressed due to less outside influences such as sprays and fertilizers. Depth of flavour and mouthfeel has improved as the vines become more self-sufficient and naturally balanced.

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