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Wine Maker Notes
The fruit was machine harvested in cool evening conditions and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. After settling, the clear juice was fermented at very low temperatures with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent varietal flavours. The wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel.
Established in 1994 by Sue and Greg White, WHITEHAVEN is a family owned winery situated in the heart of the world renowned Marlborough region of New Zealand.
At WHITEHAVEN we pride ourselves on the exclusive use of Marlborough grapes in all our wines, a policy that ensures we deliver truly authentic Marlborough flavours in every bottle of WHITEHAVEN. It’s a claim few wineries can match today.
Under the careful supervision of our skilled viticulture team, only the best quality grapes are sourced from proven vineyard sites and dedicated growers spread across this special region.
The company’s winemaking philosophy is centred on the pursuit of quality without compromise. Chief winemaker Sam Smail leads a talented winemaking team totally committed to this philosophy. Using New World techniques and Old World craftsmanship, Sam and his team are focused on crafting a portfolio of varietal wines that deliver an enviable mix of quality, intensity and consistency, all with an elegant edge.