Tylers Stream Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Available by the dozen
Tylers Stream is vinified from grapes grown to the Wairau Valley, off vines planted to relatively young riverbed soils that generally are stony, well drained and quite silty. The long cool growing seasons of these highly favourable microclimes, as characterised by warm sunny days and cool nights, achieve fruit with good natural acidity and clean, fresh flavours. Soil profiles, vineyard practices and levels of fruit maturity at harvest all contribute complexity to the finished wine. Tylers Stream is crafted by Andrew Hedley from parcels of choice Sauvignon Blanc, fashioned into a clean and forward drinking, unwooded fruit driven styling without any exposure to oak.
A generously flavoured Marlborough wine which has claimed highly coveted accolades at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Tylers Stream is a boutique operation which continues to grow from strength to strength. Completely unoaked, in easy drinking styling, it sings of kiwifruit and lychee. Many of the contributing vines surround the winery itself, whence the Tyler Stream flows closely by. Kiwifruit, lemongrass and passion throughout, firm but balanced acid backbone, a generous wine of concentration and poise.
Like it's namesake, Tyler's Stream gleams in the glass, a crystal clear pale straw. A deliciously vibrant, fruit packed entry with fresh, lifted, fully ripe aromas. Intensely pungent with asparagus, petulant characters of freshly cut grass and smacks of green vegetable. Lively palate of pineapple and gooseberry, ample citrus, tangy with lime before a clean, lingering finish.