The grapes for Skipjacks are grown on two and three cane vines in Marlborough on the Narrows and Bay vineyards. The Narrows, in the upper Wairau Valley, has 2 sites. One, a north facing slope produced grapes with very ripe tropical flavours and was harvested first to capture their characteristics. The second Narrows site, is on stony river gravels and produced fruit with citrus and pineapple attributes. The Bay vineyard, is in Marlborough’s centre valley on older river gravels overlaid with clay gravels from the southern valleys, producing grapes with pineapple and ripe citrus characters. Made dry with a tropical and citrus fruit expression balanced with Marlborough’s natural acidity.
Growing Region Marlborough
Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 12.5 %
Colour The colour is pale straw with green tinges.
Bouquet Fragrant passionfruit and citrus.
Palate Quenching pineapple and passion-fruit with balanced natural acidity. The finish is dry with a persistent, fresh zesty aftertaste.