Sauvignon Blanc by Churton
citrus - peach - floral - complex
The Churton vineyards are very different to the vast majority of Marlborough Sauvignon vineyards. At a relatively high altitude of 200m above sea level with a clay loess soil and with small vines close planted. Our vineyard more resembles the clay based vineyards found in the central Loire Valley.
Winemaker Sam Weaver is a veteran in the New Zealand wine industry, with experience in making wine all over the Malborough region since 1989. Churton follows biodynamicpractices in their vineyard operations, and is currently in organic conversion. They apply the principles of the biodynamic calendar to key viticultural and winemaking practices, and operations such as vine planting, fruit picking, filtering and bottling. They want their wines to be a true expression of their organic origin, producing “vins de terroir” not “vins de technique.” Their philosophy incorporates a traditional “old world” approach to viticulture, with a North East facing hillside vineyard with close planting and low cropping vines, and with all work done by hand, including picking at harvest. All wines are bottled in cork, rather than screw cap
100% Sauvignon Blanc.
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