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The Better Half Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The Better Half Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Sustainable, Vegan
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$16.00
/ 750ml
SKU: BHA-SBC-20
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$192.00
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The Better Half is a Marlborough based company designed by George Elworthy, the significant other, or better half, of Jules Taylor, Jules Taylor Wines - although it could be the other way around. George & Jules have worked together for over ten years developing the Jules Taylor Wines brand into an award-winning label with celebrated appeal to both minds and palates.

George is now stepping out from behind the scenes to establish his own label and "the better half" seemed like the perfect moniker to attach to his new project. Having worked together to create the celebrated JTW label, The Better Half is like the other side of the coin, where the currency is quality wines designed to complement great times.

George is an accomplished winemaker, having worked with distinguished company at Marlborough based producers Seresin Estate, Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott and Vavasour. He was also the founding winemaker at The Crossings and has been fortunate enough to learn from and experience a number of vintages in Italy. Certainly a career with an arc towards building character, in branching out with the development of his own brand,

The Better Half, that wealth of experience is now on the table for the rest of us. The wine has been crafted with grapes sourced from the fairer side of vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys in Marlborough.

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Marlborough
pH
3.3
Residual Sugar
1.5
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Immaculate aromas of guava and lemon zest along with peach, passionfruit and lemongrass jump out of the glass. This quintessentially refreshing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is vivacious on the palate and full of mouth-watering tropical fruit flavours and a lip-smacking finish. Best enjoyed young and fresh! However you can certainly cellar this wine in a dark cool environment for 1-2 years and be well rewarded.
Winemaker Notes
The season started off cool, but temperatures quickly warmed up leading to an early, quick flowering. We saw our last rain of summer just before Christmas and early January was marked by ash clouds drifting across from the Australian bushfires. However, the season warmed up in February, the hills started to brown off, and the grapes ripened nicely, looking clean, ripe and full of flavour. The nights cooled off slightly in the week leading up to harvest allowing extra time for that last ounce of flavour development. Vintage was a surreal experience with the country heading into lockdown because of Covid-19. Thankfully, harvest was permitted to continue and all hands in the vineyards and winery pulled together to bring the harvest in safely and in good condition. The weather played its part superbly. Apart from stress caused by the virus, the actual harvest was a breeze with some of the best condition fruit we have ever seen.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with fresh mussels sautéed in white wine (you know which one to choose!) and garlic topped with a sprinkle of parsley. Or enjoy Kiwi style with fresh caught fish and homemade chunky chips with flaky sea salt and a squeeze of lemon.
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