Aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh-cut grass, and capsicum. Fresh and juicy, with a pleasing savory character on the mid-palate. Above average in popularity among wines from Marlborough. The popularity of this wine has increased considerably over the past year. Barker's Marque is a winery and vineyard in Marlborough, New Zealand. It sources its grapes from a single vineyard planted close to the ocean in the informal Blind River region of the Awatere Valley. Barker's has a small range of wines featuring Sauvignon Blanc in a range of different styles.
Barker's Marque - Woolpack Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (750ml)
Producer Barker's Marque
Country New Zealand
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Barker's Marque Description
Winemaker: Simon Barker
Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc
Viticulture: Grapes are sourced from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Dry and windy vineyard sites allow for optimal fruit set and minimal disease. A large diurnal temperature difference in the fall provides the opportunity for grapes to reach peak maturity before harvest in late March and early April. Certified Sustainable New Zealand farming practices.
Farming: Certified Sustainable
Vineyard: Waverley Vineyard is nestled between the bluffs of Blind River half a mile from the sea in the cooler Awatere Valley. There are recognized differences between the wines of the Awatere and Wairau valleys. Awatere wines are fresher and mineral while Wairau wines are more tropical and rounder. Blind River’s most recognizable element is a flinty, smoky minerality. Waverley was planted, mostly, in 2004.
Vinification: 100% stainless steel fermentation as cold as possible (down as low as 8˚C) with selected yeasts. Lightly fined and filtered
Features: Screw cap, Vegan