Awatere Vineyard - Nautilus Estate of Marlborough

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Awatere Vineyard

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  • Block I
    Sauvignon Blanc
    1.6ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted 2008
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block H
    Sauvignon Blanc
    1.35ha
    Clone - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 3309 & 101/14
    Planted - 2008
    Training - Scott Henry 4 cane
  • Block A
    Sauvignon Blanc
    0.84ha
    Clones - MS540 & 242
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted - 2008
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block G
    Pinot Noir
    1.55ha
    Clones - 667 & 777
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Planted - 1999
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block F
    Pinot Gris
    1.57ha
    Clone - GM2/15
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Planted - 2000
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block B
    Pinot Gris
    1.34ha
    Clones - Barie & GM2/15
    Rootstock - 101/14
    Planted - 1992
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block C
    Chardonnay
    0.23ha
    Clone - 95
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted - 2008
    Training - 2 cane VSP
  • Block E
    Sauvignon Blanc
    0.33ha
    Clones - Mass Selection
    Rootstock - 3309
    Planted - 2008
    Training - Scott Henry 4 cane
  • Block D
    Pinot Noir
    0.76ha
    Clones - 667 & 114
    Planted - 1999
    Training 2 cane VSP

About Awatere Vineyard

Ten hectares of picturesque glacial river terraces, planted in Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. First planted in 1992, this low yielding vineyard is characterised by intense fruit flavours and fine aromatics. Harvest is typically seven to 10 days behind the Wairau Valley.

Vineyard Specifications

  • Location: 15 kilometres inland from State Highway 1 on the north bank of the Awatere River.
  • Elevation: 150 metres above sea level.
  • Soil characteristics: Glacial outwash gravels over sedimentary mudstone (Papa).
  • Climate: Drier and windier that the Wairau Valley, temperatures are typically more extreme (continental). Ripening is usually seven to 10 days behind the Wairau.
  • Pinot Noir: Clones 114, 667 & 777 (planted in 1999). Wines are typically fragrant, showing cherry and sometimes dried thyme characters. They typically have a fine tannin structure and will stand alone or add complexity to a blend.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Mass selection. Wines are fragrant with notes of basil and tomato leaf.
  • Pinot Gris: Barrie and GM2/15 clones (planted in 2001). The wines show fragrant white flower and peach aromas. 
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