The sauvignon blanc vines were planted in 2007. The planting consisted of the F4V6 clone grafted onto 101-14 rootstock. Sauvignon blanc grapes do well in the Highlands producing a wine that is quite different to the bulk of sauvignon blanc on the market – balanced and with surprising finesse.
The 2014 Rotherwood Sauvignon Blanc has fragrant grassy and slightly passionfruit aromas leading to a crisp, lively palate with refreshing acidity. It is a great accompaniment to salads, smoked salmon or simply by itself. At 11.7% alcohol it is an ideal lunchtime wine. Despite 2014 being a difficult year in the Highlands we have been able to produce a delightful wine by lowering our yield with carefully selective picking.
Winemaker Jonathon Holgate, High Range Vintners