Marisco Vineyards "Fernlands" Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - Marlborough, New Zealand
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
A bright, fragrant nose that combines the classic Marlborough Sauvignon characters of ripe yellow citrus, passion fruit and lime leaf. The palate too is bright and fresh offering up flavours of lemon – lime citrus with tropical fruit top notes and a streak of minty herbaceousness. The palate is neatly framed and sustained by a fine thread of ripe, balance acidity.
Brent Marris grew up on some of the very first vineyards in Marlborough, planted by his father. As a young winemaker, he was responsible for the development of two major New Zealand wine brands – Oyster Bay and Wither Hills.
Tapping into this deep well of knowledge, Brent selected a number of outstanding local sites as base for a venture to create his own family legacy – Marisco Vineyards. These vineyards now produce world renowned brands such as The Ned and The Kings Series, as well as targeted niche brands such as The Craft Series.
Driven by a love of viticulture and winemaking instilled in his teens, Brent was the first local Marlborough lad to become a qualified winemaker.
In 1994, after helping Delegats establish the Oyster Bay brand, he founded Wither Hills with his father, pioneering Marlborough viticulturist John Marris. Eight years later, the brand had grown dramatically and was sold to to multi-national beverage company Lion Nathan. Brent continued as managing director and chief winemaker until 2007.
Marisco Vineyards was conceived in 2003, when Brent began his search for a special vineyard property to provide a base for his next venture. This time, the aim was to establish a family legacy that last for generations.