Deep Down Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (12 Bottles) Marlborough, New Zealand

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Winemaker Clive Dougall wanted to turn the volume down on the classic fruit driven style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and he’s done that using organically certified grapes as his starting point, which he fermented with wild yeasts with 35% of the fermentation in old puncheons. Malolactic fermentation followed in barrel with lees stirring and the result is a fresh, soft, floral scented Sauvignon with the floral, elderflower and citrus flavours supported by a backbone of fresh acidity.

Organic, small batch, wild ferment, single vineyard wines crafted with honesty and low or no additions. Wines of transparency and place.

95 points – Patrick Eckel (Wine Reviewer)
A punchy nose that lacks nothing in concentration with boysenberry meeting piercing passionfruit and background guava. There is great texture that is built around what could be fresh passionfruit in terms of the sweet meets tart on the palate. The fullness of fruit and striking lines of acidity present a captivating wine.



 Deep Down Wines

We are Deep Down Wines, a boutique Marlborough wine company and collaboration of two New Zealand families. Founded by Clive Dougall, who was Winemaker at Seresin Estate for 12 years, and Peter Lorimer, who promoted boutique New Zealand brands around the globe with his company the New Zealand Wine Portfolio, Deep Down is about honest wines forged with intuition and heart.A Collaboration of Art and ConscienceOur wines are small batch, low inter- vention, delicious and approachable, produced from land farmed with care, vineyards managed with respect, and a team dedicated to honest wine from an incredible region.

Clive and Peter met at an opportune time – they were both looking to start a new project to celebrate distinct and delicious wines within an ethical and transparent business model.It was a collaboration of art and conscience, based on a mutual love of organics, complex and balanced low-intervention wines, and affection for the ocean and a life well lived.Their outlook, ambitions and skillsets blended perfectly to form Deep Down Wines, focused on delicious and thought-provoking wines that cut through in a world of noise.

Deep Down is about trusting your gut feeling and intuition, and the name reflects the duo’s decision to do just that – to do what they believe in, knowing that working organically and ethically is the only way forward.Deep Down also speaks of geographical roots, deep down in the unique soils of a region known for its terroir, in a country known for its purity.

Clive has spent 14 years producing distinct yet classic wines full of personality, each with the signature of the land and season it springs from. Deep Down Wines display the same detail and balance, borne of experience, understanding and intuition, with ‘hands-off’ winemaking that protects the expression of the fruit, rather than obscuring it with additions.

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