July 14, 2020 by Alyssa Taylor
Sea Pearl Sauv Blanc
The Sea Pearl vineyards are enveloped by the Pacific Ocean to the east and hinterland mountains to the north and south. This beautiful valley along the coast is the perfect place for Sauvignon Blanc to flourish. Sea Pearl producers take a purist approach to winemaking, making certain the vineyards are in perfect condition and harvesting at optimum ripeness, letting the fruit express itself with minimal intervention in the winery. The result, the balance of absolute purity, bursting aromas, distinctive fruit characteristics and perfect acidity. The resulting Sea Pearl Sauvignon Blanc is full of fresh aromas and stunning Marlborough flavors of citrus and passion fruit. Sea Pearl practices official sustainable wine growing techniques representing the best environmental practices in their vineyard and winery. Making this Sauvignon Blanc 100% certified grapes. Crafted from vineyards across Marlborough’s sub-regions of Awatere Valley, the fruit for this wine was carefully monitored throughout maturity and was harvested upon reaching optimum flavor development and ripeness. Transported to the winery immediately and pressed off with minimal skin contact. The resulting juice was cool fermented in stainless steel vats to retain its freshness and aromatics. Around the cool, shallow water of New Zealand, live the most unique and beautiful species of abalone (Paua). These native creatures have been revered by ancient cultures and in modern times alike for their brilliant iridescent shells, considered to have the widest color spectrum of any abalone in the world. They can produce a stunning pearl, which is a true rarity and treasure of New Zealand and the inspiration behind the Sea Pearl name.