Flavors of zesty lime mingle with stony minerals and herbs with just a touch of the classic bright grapefruit flavors. The finish is tangy and juicy with bright acidity.
The grapes were harvested from Griggs Vineyard planted on gravelly, well-draining soils and Burdon-Shutkowski Vineyard situated at the very southern edge of the Marlborough appellation. Cold fermented in stainless steel, the wine presents aggressive aromas of fresh mown grass and bright lemon.
Elusive VenusIn 1769, Captain Cook was given command of The Endeavour and instructed to set sail for the Pacific in order to study the passage of the planet Venus across the disc of the sun. This was predicted to take place in June of 1769, an event which would not take place again for 105 years. The trus set of instructions concerning the voyage was secret: Cook was to search for the mysterious and elusive southern continent. In Tahiti, Cook made friends with a Tahitian chief, Tupaia, who led him to New Zealand on the way to Cook’s successful mission discovering Australia. The rest of the world just thought he was out Chasing Venus.About the AppellationChasing Venus focuses on what New Zealand does best: Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit source is from the Comely Bank and the Griggs Vineyards in the heart of the Marlborough region. The wines are being made under the supervision of winemaker Dan Cederquist and will be made in the aggressive pungent grapefruit gooseberry style that has made New Zealand world famous.