Walnut Block

Walnut Block is the vision of two brothers, Clyde and Nigel Sowman, who have joined together to create a range of wines reflecting their collective experience and passions. As of 2010, the winery is practicing organic and will receive certification in 2013.

Situated in the renowned Wairau Valley, Walnut Block Wines takes its name from the landmark walnut tree within the vineyard itself. The 17 hectare vineyard is located on the Wairau Valley plains, a dry ancient river bed which has created a prime growing area for great wines, particularly intense aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.

Walnut Block sources all of its grapes from its privately owned vineyard, which has been established for 10 years. Only the best parcels of grapes are selected to make Walnut Block Wines. The vineyard lies on soils ranging from shallow stony soils to alluvial sand and clay giving a great scope for developing the complexity that Walnut Block wines show.

Sauvignon Blanc Collectables

A lively Sauvignon Blanc with powerful aromas of fresh melon, citrus and passionfruit. The palate is weighty and concentrated with exotic fruits and citrus flavours. Well integrated natural acidity leaves a crisp and pure finish.

Grown on 3 cane VSP, lightly lead plucked to give good sunlight and airflow to ensure healthy fruit. Controlled yield through shoot thinning.

Harvested during the cool of night to maintain freshness and flavours. The grapes are de-stemmed and pressed, then slowly fermented in stainless steel at a cool temperature using carefully selected yeast. Extended yeast lees contact adds weight and texture to the plate.

Total acidity-7.6 g/l
Residual sugar-5.2 g/l

Price: (12 Bottles) FL $120, 3cs $114, 5cs $104