Marlborough, New Zealand
THE MYTH – THE LEGEND
High above the plains of Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region for Sauvignon Blanc, one can see Mount Fishtail’s peak standing as a sentinel looking over the many quality vineyards in the area. This double peaked mountain is an inspiring omen and lead to a range of wines being released under its name. Each day, these vineyards enjoy a splendid view of
Mount Fishtail in the Richmond Ranges. And each year these grapes produce the characteristic vintages that make the classic Mount Fishtail range of wines.
MAKING A TRUE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC Marlborough, on the South Island of New Zealand, has gained world recognition for its Sauvignon Blanc wines, grown on alluvial soils. Extensive sunshine hours (over 2500 per annum) and cool nights are the perfect background for this crisp and clean wine with ripe tropical overtones. Mount Fishtail ‘Marlborough’ Sauvignon Blanc is produced from a family owned vineyard in the Wairau Valley. Each year vineyard practices are refined, aiming to reduce inputs while improving fruit quality. Aromas of passionfruit, elderflower, gooseberry, and fresh mint laced with a delicate white flower element lead to a punchy palate with guava and lime. Lees ageing for six months (Sur Lie) develops mid-palate weight adding to the wine’s intense fruit characters. A classical style delivers beautiful line and length: a true Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc! A COMMITMENT TO HANDCRAFTED WINES Being a family-run business, control over quality is truly ‘hands on”. Quality is the absolute focus of Mount Fishtail wines and it starts in the vineyard. Here, no short cuts are taken in making a truly great wine, and this continues in the winery where ‘handcrafting’ is the applied standard. Being a family-run business, control over quality is truly ‘hands on’. Through every day personal involvement, a focus on quality, and a commitment to wine lovers, makes this a labor of love. Mount Fishtail's philosophy is: "the best fertilizer is the foot of the farmer".