Damned Mountain Sauvignon Blanc
PRODUCER: Damned Mountain, a lose translation of ‘Les Monts Damnés in homage to the great Sancerre, is a restrained style of Sauvignon Blanc that still maintains the regional character of Marlborough’s signature varietal. Made from grapes sourced from a sustainably farmed single vineyard in the Southern Valleys sub-region, an area which is cooler and drier. This climatic influence combines with the low fertility loess clay soils, to produce wines a little riper in style with good structure and minerality.
WINEMAKING: The majority of fruit is gently pressed followed by a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. A small portion of grapes are fermented in seasoned oak barrels and undergo traditional winemaking practices: hand picking and pressed whole bunch to add texture and length to the final wine.
TASTING NOTES: Lifted aromas of passionfruit, nectarine and gooseberry are complemented by fresh herbal and floral notes. The palate is concentrated with tropical and herbal falvours, balanced by fresh acidity and textural weight carrying to a long clean finish.