Country of Origin: New Zealand
Type: White Wine
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 12.5%
The name Ribbonwood comes from the Ribbonwood Trees, New Zealand's tallest native deciduous species, which grow around the Ribbonwood Estate Vineyards in Renwick. With their commitment to sustainability, they have planted more than 1,000 native shrubs and trees to enhance biodiversity and improve wastewater management. Produced in a modern style, Ribbonwood specializes in making wines from fruit from mature to old vines in Marlborough's Wairau Valley. The Sauvignon Blanc vines in the original Ribbonwood Block near Renwick are planted in an unusual East-West direction, providing shade on the south side of the rows thereby enhancing the gooseberry aromatics of the fruit. A ripe almost honeyed wine awash with black currant, guava, & pineapple characters with added nuances of tomato leaf. On the palate, juicy fruit flavors emerge alongside a crisp acidity culminating in a pineapple laced finish.
An engaging nose, with a hint of ripe citrus notes underlying a fresh herbal bouquet. On the palate, ripe gooseberry and herbal flavours complement classical capsicum and stony mineral tones. Supple and satisfying, the wine is balanced by a fine acid backbone.