Tindall Sauvignon Blanc
Tindall Vineyard is a family owned single vineyard, in the heart of the Marlborough. The name honours Henry Tindall, grandfather of the brothers Clyde and Nigel Sowman who now run the estate. The estate was purchased in 1993 and was originally an extensive cherry orchard and cropping land. Nowadays 2 hectares remain in intensively grown cherries for the premium fresh market. The first vines were planted in 1995 on alluvial deposits from the Wairau River. The vineyard comprises 12 hectares of Sauvignon Blanc, 1 hectare Chardonnay, and 4 hectares of Pinot Noir. The focus is on producing single vineyard vibrant, pungent wines, characteristic of the Rapaura, Marlborough area, through intensive viticulture practices. Crafting these wines into wonderful expressions is the responsibility of Dave Knappstein the senior winemaker. This wine has ‘lifted’ herbaceous notes with an underlying richness of fresh tropical fruits. Fleshy ripe style with smooth citrus notes, excellent depth and a crisp, and is slightly off dry on the finish.