First Overview over Harvest 2008 in New Zealand

On the 27th of March picking began with our Sauvignon Blanc with absolute wonderful weather.

Mitarbeiter bei der Ernte 2008 in Neuseeland

Grapes had reached a wonderful ripeness level with potential Alkohol of 12,5 % vol.

2008 New Zealand Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc Grapes

To have good clean fruit it was picked by hand.

Bei der Ernte von Sauvignon Blanc Trauben in Neuseeland 2008

Meanwhile after cold settling and racking off from turbids, yeast has been added an the juice is commencing the fermentation.

A first comment from Markus about the very very young wine: “Berry flavour, Gooseberry flavour… sweet, very sweet but good Aromas”

I would say “Very intense Gooseberry flavors with a hint of lemon gras, great taste on the palate with tropical fruit and a very cremy texture. The aromas stay in your mouth for minutes!!!