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Forrest Wines

... a triumph of both balance and exuberance.

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Forrest Wines use alternative winemaking techniques and select parcels of fruit to create their The Doctors' range of low alcohol wines.

A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that leaps from the glass with red capsicum, passionfruit and fresh herbs; it’s full and satisfying to taste with that crisp, refreshing, tropical Marlborough finish. All this at a modest 9.5% alcohol.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

9.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

6.1 g/L

pH

3.01

ACIDITY

7.4 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

Beth Forrest

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

HARVEST DATE

March 2017

FINED USING

Isinglass & Gelatine

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Marlborough

Vinification details

Dr John Forrest’s love of innovation and experimentation were tested in his attempts to produce this lower alcohol, yet full-flavoured Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Careful selection of Sauvignon Blanc grape clones, vineyard sites and microclimate; plus a couple of little viticultural secrets have resulted in this innovative wine with just 9.5% alcohol.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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This is certainly one of the best low alcohol (9.5%) style Sauvignon Blancs that I have yet tasted.

Bob Campbell MW

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Forrest Wines use alternative winemaking techniques and select parcels of fruit to create their The Doctors' range of low alcohol wines.

A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that leaps from the glass with red capsicum, passionfruit and fresh herbs; it’s full and satisfying to taste with that crisp, refreshing, tropical Marlborough finish. All this at a modest 9.5% alcohol.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

9.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

8.5 g/L

pH

3.30

ACIDITY

7.0 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

John Forrest

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

HARVEST DATE

March 2016

FINED USING

Isinglass, Gelatine

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Marlborough

Vinification details

Dr John Forrest’s love of innovation and experimentation were tested in his attempts to produce this lower alcohol, yet full-flavoured Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Careful selection of Sauvignon Blanc grape clones, vineyard sites and microclimate; plus a couple of little viticultural secrets have resulted in this innovative wine.

Awards

Bob Campbell MW: 91 pts

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

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Download full size images

Forrest Wines use alternative winemaking techniques and select parcels of fruit to create their The Doctors' range of low alcohol wines.

A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that leaps from the glass with red capsicum, passionfruit and fresh herbs; it’s full and satisfying to taste with that crisp, refreshing, tropical Marlborough finish. All this at a modest 9.5% alcohol.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

9.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

8.5 g/L

pH

3.29

ACIDITY

7.6 g/L

ORIGIN

New Zealand

WINEMAKER

John Forrest

VARIETY

Sauvignon Blanc

HARVEST DATE

March 2015

FINED USING

Isinglass, Gelatine

SULPHUR

Total: 121 Free: 25

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Screw top

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Marlborough

Vintage conditions

Vintage 2015 will be remembered as a very low cropping year – 40% down on the record 2014, or 20% below the longer term average. What made it so was a multiple of factors; Firstly, the grape plants natural reaction from ripen such a large crop in 2014, a cooler flowering period right on full bloom which reduced berry fertilisation and finally a very hot dry year that limited vine vigour and berry size. For producers interested in quality over quantity, it was an ideal year. No need for expensive fruit thinning and less leaf plucking made for an easy growing season. Harvest was 7 – 10 days early, around 20th March, and was pretty much over by the second week of April. Just as well as Easter, like 2014, again proved wet. The results, as the wines settle after fermentation, look impressive – great flavour aromatic results together with good palate weight.

Vinification details

Dr John Forrest’s love of innovation and experimentation were tested in his attempts to produce this lower alcohol, yet full-flavoured Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Careful selection of Sauvignon Blanc grape clones, vineyard sites and microclimate; plus a couple of little viticultural secrets have resulted in this innovative wine.

Green credentials

Member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

Have a trade enquiry?
Contact us to discuss