Starborough Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Few boutique producers have the ability to blend fruit from different vineyard sites to maximise the character of their wines, as usually the fruit comes from one site. The Jones family have 110 ha over two sites, the ‘O'Dwyer's Farm' vineyard In the Rapaura region of the Wairau Valley, and their ‘Starborough Terrace' resource in the Awatere Valley. By differing the proportions of fruit, the Starborough label has shown a consistently high level of quality over successive vintages. The 2011 Marlborough vintage has generally given lighter, earlier maturing wines than the outstanding 2010 harvest, but they have accessibility and softness on their side. Excellent aromatics also are a feature of the 2011s. For Starborough, the ratio of Wairau and Awatere fruit for their Sauvignon Blanc was reversed to that of 2010, to utilise the rich nature of the former. www.starborough.co.nz


  • Starborough Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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