Vintage 2022

Nutcracker Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Walnut Block

Tindall
Product Code: WB06ZZWC

Tasting Notes

Handpicked from our oldest vines, this limited release Sauvignon Blanc displays delicacy and finesse while capturing the intense characters Marlborough is famous for. Concentrated aromas and flavours of tropical fruits and ripe citrus are revealed on a richly texture palate. Fine acidity gives the wine beautiful balance and length.

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            [Notes1] => Handpicked from our oldest vines, this limited release Sauvignon Blanc displays delicacy and finesse while capturing the intense characters Marlborough is famous for. Concentrated aromas and flavours of tropical fruits and ripe citrus are revealed on a richly texture palate. Fine acidity gives the wine beautiful balance and length.			
			
			
			

            [Notes2] => 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 Sauvignon Blanc vines for this wine are grown on the Scott Henry trellising system which divides the canopy creating a well aerated space amongst the shoots to lessen disease pressure and ensure healthy fruit. The vines are also amongst the oldest of the estate. The farming is organic and harvesting is done by hand.
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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 Sauvignon Blanc vines for this wine are grown on the Scott Henry trellising system which divides the canopy creating a well aerated space amongst the shoots to lessen disease pressure and ensure healthy fruit. The vines are also amongst the oldest of the estate. The farming is organic and harvesting is done by hand.

Winemaking >

"Certified Organic by BioGro New Zealand. Located in Marlborough’s premium Rapaura sub region the grapes are grown on the Scott Henry divided canopy system which provides excellent sunlight penetration without leaf plucking. The vines are shoot thinned to maintain low yields and ensure even ripening."

Awards +

4.5* Bright, light lemon/green, it is a medium to full-bodied wine, sweet-fruited, with strong, fresh passionfruit/lime flavours, showing some savoury complexity, crisp acidity and a dry, finely poised finish. Showing lots of youthful drive, it should be at its best 2024+


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