Tinpot Hut, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Tinpot Hut wines are made primarily from fruit grown on winemaker Fiona Turner's vineyard in Blind River. Fiona, who has
worked with Matt Thomson for a number of years, supplements her own grapes with fruit from other growers in Marlborough and
Hawkes Bay. The tinpot hut that gave its name to Fiona's wines is an old mustering hut in the remote hills between the Wairau and
Awatere Valleys. The huts were used as a base for musterers asthey rounded up the sheep that had been in the hills from spring
to autumn. The name links Marlborough's past as a sheep farming centre with its current state as one of the world's most dynamic
wine regions.

The 2019 growing season was characterised by a dry spring andearly summer. Regular rainfall required rigorous canopy and crop
management with additional shoot thinning, bunch removal, andgreen thinning to bring the vines and yields into balance,
producing fruit of exceptional character and intensity

A complex and elegant wine with intense aromas of blackcurrant, crushed lemongrass and thyme, mingled with passionfruit and
melon highlights. On the palate, underlying ripe fruit and mineral notes from the grapes grown in the Blind River sub region of
Marlborough combine well with the more tropical notes of passionfruit and melon from the Wairau Valley vineyards. A stylish
and pleasingly rich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with vibrant aromatics and a fine balance of acidity leading to a lingering



48 in stock

Grape Variety:
100% Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand
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