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Caythorpe - Wine2Trade Portfolio

01 January,2011

Caythorpe Family Estate is the Marlborough winegrowing venture of the Bishell family who have a history of sheep farming and cropping on Middle Renwick Road, ancestor David Bishell arriving in New Zealand in 1876 from Caythorpe, Lincolnshire. The family with fifth generation Simon Bishell, have been long time contract grape growers, first planting Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in 1987. They now have 110 ha of vines, with Riesling and Chardonnay also planted. The Bishells have now embarked on their own label releasing a Sauvignon Blanc from the 2015 vintage, and they intend to add Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the portfolio. They have contracted as their winemaker the very experienced Jeremy McKenzie using the Isabel facility. www.caythorpe.nz

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Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

18/20
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues. The nose is full and gently voluminous with fragrant passionfruit and tropical fruit aromas along with notes of gooseberries, fresh herbs and nuances of minerals. The aromas and detail build in intensity to form a well-concentrated core. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate features fresh, lively and bright flavours of gooseberries and passionfruit, fresh herbs, lifted white florals and succulently rich green stonefruits. The fruit sweetness and fresh acidity are balanced by a fine-textured phenolic thread which guides the palate to an elegantly proportioned, lingering, dry, subtle-flavoured finish of gooseberries and passionfruit. This is an elegant and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and passionfruit flavours, and a fresh, fine-textured palate with a lingering dry finish. Serve with salads and vegetables, and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from two small parcels cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.7% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, the wine aged a short period on lees. 18.0/20 Sep 2016 RRP $19.95

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