Well it was an early start to the season with bud burst around 2 weeks early. Flavours were slow to develop initially, then stronger as the weeks closed prior to harvest.
On 28th March we hand picked fruit for Fairbourne at optimal ripeness with good acidity and demonstrating wonderful nectarine flavours.
Here in Marlborough we had beautiful warm weather, in the early to mid-20’s until the 8th April, then the rain came in……. luckily this didn’t affect us, our low yielding practices meant that our grapes had ripened nice and early, allowing us to harvest prior to the rain.
This means that we can continue to bring you premium hand-picked Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc that is consistent in style and quality.
Our ferments are now finished, and we look forward to bringing you another stunning Fairbourne wine in a few short months from now.