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1 - 5 of 5 Wines By Vavasour
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Vavasour Annas Vineyard Chardonnay
Marlborough Awatare
Available in cartons of six
The Vavasours settled New Zealand and established one of the first homesteads in Marlborough circa 1890. Proud of their long association with good wine, the Vavasours were employed by William the Conqueror as tasters. There's a single block of outstanding, fully mature plantings on the Vavasour estate vineyards in Awatere Valley which yields a sensational Chardonnay. Creamily textured and richly proportioned, opulent with juicy white peach characters and redolent of ripe nectarine, a refined, elegant style underpinned by divine flinty minerality.
$3499each
$419DOZEN
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Vavasour Claudias Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Awatare
Available in cartons of six
$2899each
$347DOZEN
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Vavasour Felix Vineyard Pinot Noir
Marlborough Awatare
Available in cartons of six
$3799each
$453DOZEN
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Vavasour Pinot Gris
Marlborough Awatare
Available by the dozen
Vavasour pioneered viticulture in the Awatere Valley, under the imposing presence of Tapuae-O-Uenuku. Vavasour’s vineyard is noteworthy for its wide diurnal temperature swings, it's the combination of soils and clime which shape the inimitable character of Vavasour wine. The refined elegance of their Pinot Gris shows why many others have followed the lead. Sweetly spiced on the nose and palate, yet pleasingly dry, soft savoury aromas are reflected by intensely concentrated flavours on the palate.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
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Pinot Gris is harvested off Vavasour's favourite blocks on the Home vineyard throughout the cool of autumn mornings. To ensure concentration and weight on the palate, yields are kept low. After whole bunch pressing, the juices are split and a component is vinified in seasoned old French oak barriques employing wild yeasts from the vineyard, the major portion of fruit is treated to vinification in temperature controlled fermenters. Five months of lees stirring adds richness and texture without sacrificing delicate aromatics. The wine is assembled to display a lovely mix of flavours within a rich palate exhibiting the essential Marlborough zing, followed by a brief spell of maturation.
 
Pale gold colour. Vavasour shows lifted tropical fruit, melons and citrus, subtle pear and jasmine notes. Made to a dry style, the richly structured palate exhibits luscious layers of fruit, with hints of pear and ginger, followed by a long mineral finish that's so distinctive of Awatere Valley. Pleasingly crisp and dry, very ready to drink now. Introduce Vavasour to a crisply roasted duck and you have a match made in heaven.
Vavasour Pinot Noir
Marlborough/Awatare
Available by the dozen
Vavasour were the first to plant vines in Awatere Valley, an area with climes rather different to the rest of Marlborough, yielding a quality of Pinot Noir which offers unique charm. There is only one goal for the team at Vavasour, get the best fruit and make the finest wine for those who appreciate all things Marlborough. Careful land management is essential, leaf plucking and shoot thinning, closely manicured canopies and controlled yields, all ensure the finest harvest of Pinot Noir, exhibiting great concentration of fruit and vibrant varietal character.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
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After two decades of pioneering viticulture in the Awatere and Marlborough regions, Vavasour have established a highly experienced team of growers and winemakers. Sustainable land management is the priority, the team dedicate much time in mainatining the environment. Each year the best parcels are earmarked for special attention. When the finished wines are outstanding, they form the small quantities under the Vavasour label. Harvested throughout the cool of night to retain flavour and freshness, careful winemaking and choice yeasts are employed so that the vibrant fruit flavours from the vineyard are preserved.
Vavasour Wines are the pioneers of the Awatere Valley

Vavasour were the first to plant in what is now regarded as one of the premium grape growing regions of Marlborough, New Zealand. The soils here are free draining and the climate dry, warm and frost free. The area has a climate different to the rest of Marlborough so can produce wines with a unique and distinct flavour.

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Each year outstanding parcels of grapes are earmarked for special attention. When the resulting wine is regarded as outstanding, it forms the small quantity of wine under the Vavasour banner. While the fruit is the driving force in Vavasour wines, there is more focus on the structure, subtleties and complexity. The Vavasour range is designed to improve with age.

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The Vavasour family have a strong historical background. They can trace their ancestry back to the time of the Norman invasion of England. One of their ancestors is thought to have been a 'taster' for William the Conqueror. The rooster on the label is from the family crest, the emblem on the rooster is an indication of the family's lineage.The Vavasours arrived in New Zealand and established themselves in the Awatere Valley in 1890.

Nearly a century later in the early 1980's Peter Vavasour took a keen interest in the viticultural developments of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough

After some research it was found that the climate and soils of the Awatere region were quite similar to those of the Wairau. In fact, the soil in the Awatere Valley is less fertile (this is a good thing) than the Wairau. Low fertility naturally restricts vigour in the vine. The Awatere Valley is also drier, and with no underground water the vines are bound to struggle.

Although the conditions in the Wairau are similar, there are enough differences between the two valleys for to make unique and individual wines. In 1985, after the site was carefully assessed, the Vavasour family and friends decided to make a serious investment in viticulture - Vavasour Wines was established. The first vineyards (30 acres) planted in the region were on the Vavasour 'home' block. This vineyard was made up of two terraces. The top terrace was planted in Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, while the lower terrace was planted in red varietals - Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet.

The first vintage was 1989. Within three years Vavasour had won numerous gold medals in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Glenn Thomas, winemaker, won Winemaker of the Year in 1992. Those first years officially put the Awatere Valley on the map of great wine making regions.

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Vavasour have gradually increased production since the early days planting a further 45 acres, and have contract growers in both the Awatere and Wairau valleys

Vavasour are dedicated to the Awatere region and the philosophy is to concentrate on fruit grown in the area. Selected grapes are handpicked; this ensures that only the best fruit makes it into the bottle. The Vavasour vineyards are trained on the vertical shoot positioning trellis. In all its viticultural techniques Vavasour have focussed on quality over quantity.

The intrinsic value characters of the Awatere valley are perfect for the production of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. The emphasis remains on Sauvignon Blanc, however other varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling will receive the golden 'Vavasour' touch..

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