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FOXES ISLAND Lapine 2012

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Lapine Lapine

FOXES ISLAND Lapine 2012

A refined highly elegant wine displaying savoury minerality and texture, Lapine forms part of Foxes Island Icon series. Grapes are hand harvested and the free-run juice is gravity fed to large seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation with indigenous yeast. The wine is then bottle aged for two years prior to release.
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A refined highly elegant wine displaying savoury minerality and texture, Lapine forms part of Foxes Island Icon series. Grapes are hand harvested and the free-run juice is gravity fed to large seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation with indigenous yeast. The wine is then bottle aged for two years prior to release.
  • Style: White
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Code: FILSB
  • Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Country: New Zealand

Region Marlborough

Marlborough Arguably New Zealand’s most famous wine region owing to international demand for Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is also the largest wine producing region in the country, comprising 79% of New Zealand’s total wine production. Modern winemaking commenced in Marlborough in the 1970s and from tiny beginnings, the vineyard area has rapidly expanded now encompassing 23,600 hectares. Marlborough is located on the east coast of the South Island, with mountains to the west creating a rain shadow, making it one of the driest and sunniest regions in New Zealand. There are three sub regions in Marlborough, the largest being the Wairau Valley, where most plantings are concentrated on free draining alluvial soils. Viticulture has also spread to the cooler Awatere Valley, also on free draining stony loams and vineyards are also situated in the cooler southern valleys with its silt, gravel and clay soils. The soils across all three regions all have relatively low fertility to help curb the

Marlborough

Arguably New Zealand’s most famous wine region owing to international demand for Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is also the largest wine producing region in the country, comprising 79% of New Zealand’s total wine production. Modern winemaking commenced in Marlborough in the 1970s and from tiny beginnings, the vineyard area has rapidly expanded now encompassing 23,600 hectares. Marlborough is located on the east coast of the South Island, with mountains to the west creating a rain shadow, making it one of the driest and sunniest regions in New Zealand. There are three sub regions in Marlborough, the largest being the Wairau Valley, where most plantings are concentrated on free draining alluvial soils. Viticulture has also spread to the cooler Awatere Valley, also on free draining stony loams and vineyards are also situated in the cooler southern valleys with its silt, gravel and clay soils. The soils across all three regions all have relatively low fertility to help curb the vigour of Sauvignon Blanc vines that dominate Marlborough. Although the region built its reputation on crisp, distinctively pungent unoaked Sauvignon Blanc, there is an increasing trend towards more complex barrel-ferment styles. Light-bodied, fruit driven Pinot Noir is also successful.
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Winery FOXES ISLAND

John Belsham founded Foxes Island in 1992 on the Wairau Plains. Searching for a premium site for Pinot Noir he discovered a 20-hectare Awatere property in 1998, naming it Belsham Awatere Estate. The property has seven distinct terraces with exceptional soil profiles, planted primarily to Pinot Noir, with select blocks dedicated to Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Complete dedication to quality both in the vineyard and winery, together with John’s considerable winemaking talent ensures that Foxes Island produces some of the most compelling and expressive wines in Marlborough. A second range of wines made for earlier drinking called Fox by JB is also produced.