Brand: Fault Line takes its name from an earthquake of an estimated 7.5 magnitude that shook the Marlborough region in 1848. The earthquake left behind a fault line of at least 105 km [65 miles] in the Awatere Valley, where many of the grapes for the Fault Line brand are grown.
Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from sustainably vineyards in lower Wairau, Rapaura and the Brancott Valley, all in the Marlborough region. Cool fermented in stainless steel “to retain freshness and zing”.
Tasting Notes: Light gold in color with summertime aromas of fresh peach, pineapple, lime zest and tomato leaf. Tasting delightfully similar to the aromas with peach, pineapple and lemon accented by bright acidity and tomato leaf hints, lemon zest and apricot linger on the energizing finish. Immediately recognizable as the classic Marlborough style, this is a refreshing, tropical sip for a hot summer day.
Pairing Suggestions from the Winemaker: Fresh seafood, summer salads.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Produced & Bottled by Marlborough Valley Wines Ltd.
$12 [average price]
Sample provided for review purpose.