Vidal Sauvignon Blanc is made from 100% Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Vidal Estate was established in 1905 by Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young Spanish immigrant who had arrived in New Zealand in 1888. He spent the years before he founded Vidal working for his uncle Joseph Soler, one of the pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry. The estate is located in Hastings in the Hawke’s Bay region of the North Island and it is here where his first vines were planted. It is here no the original site that the company’s modern, state of the art winery is situated. Vidal source their grapes mainly from Hawke’s Bay, including the world-famous Gimblett Gravels, but they also source grapes for some of their wines, including this one, from Marlborough.
Vidal Sauvignon Blanc is made from fruit sourced from the Wairau (two-thirds) and Awatere valleys where typical warm days and cool nights provide classic flavours, intensity and definition. The grapes are gently pressed and the juice is cool fermented to retain as much flavour and aroma as possible. There is some lees ageing to add weight to the mid-palate and heighten fruit character. The head winemaker is Hugh Crichton who has worked at Vidal since 2004 and as winemaker since 2006.
Vidal Estate is dedicated to environmentally friendly winemaking and sustainable winegrowing practices.