Innocent Bystander Sauvignon Blanc
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Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Grape varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Innocent Bystander Sauvignon Blanc is known for the Bright aromas of citrus peel and fresh passionfruit. The palate shows lemons, peaches, and nectarines.
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Innocent Bystander Sauvignon Blanc
Innocent Bystander Sauvignon Blanc is known for the Bright aromas of citrus peel and fresh passionfruit. The palate shows lemons, peach, and nectarine notes against a backsplash of welcome acidity.
About Innocent Bystander
Innocent Bystander is a privately owned, estate-based wine grower and winemaker in the Yarra Valley, one hour east of Melbourne. First released in 2003, Innocent Bystander is forever expanding its horizons to craft wines that reflect the purest interpretation of the style. This means, where necessary, exploring different regions to find the highest quality fruit available for each wine they produce. That is why they choose the Yarra Valley for Pinot Gris; go to the Swan Hill for Moscato, and across the Tasman to Marlborough for Sauvignon Blanc. Innocent Bystander’s close-knit team has a long-standing track record of delivering a range of wines with a distinct personality: distinctly regional and varietally expressive. The strikingly branded wines, focused on Innocent Bystander’s main character alone, have established a strong reputation in restaurants and fine wine stores worldwide.
Winemaking is carried out at Innocent Bystander’s modern artisanal winery, a facility designed for hand-crafting small, individual batches of wine with a natural winemaking philosophy, making quality the priority. The wines are made with minimal filtration and fining using 100% hand-picked fruit, wild ferments, and gravity-flow winemaking techniques. Whole bunches, co-fermentation, and hand-plunging aid integration in the Syrah. The Pinot Noir fruit is treated to a three to five-day cold soak and open vessel fermentation with small amounts of whole bunches to deliver lifted aromatics. The Pinot Gris is whole bunch pressed to retain delicacy; meanwhile, oak maturation and lees stirring contribute complexity. These are wines from somewhere rather than anywhere – and they’re determined not to take a back seat.
The Innocent Bystander philosophy is that great wine at its best is like a fingerprint – inextricably linking the personality, mood, and growing season of the land from which it has sprung. Cool climate Shiraz from the Yarra is more savory and white pepper driven compared to the traditional, warm climate styles of Aussie Shiraz. The gently sloping vineyards of the King Valley provide aromatic Viognier, while vineyards at the foothills of the Victorian Alps offer crisp, mineral-driven Pinot Gris fruit. Pristine Pinot Noir is grown on the steep, gravelly hillsides of the Yarra Valley. It complements that of equally pure yet plummy, juicy Pinot Noir with perfumed aromatics that typify the Central Otago style. Sourcing fruit from the lower Wairau Valley right up to the hills of the Awaterre Valley in Marlborough is a rewarding combination that gives luscious ripe flavors and the savory acidity of the cooler sites.