Churton, ‘Natural State’ Field Blend

Churton, ‘Natural State’ Field Blend


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Sam and Mandy Weaver planted their vines on an undulating ridge line between the Waihopai and Omaka valleys in in 1997. This was (and remains) the height of idiosyncracy in Marlborough, where most vines are planted on the fertile soils of the valley floor, allowing for full mechanisation. At Churton, everything is done by hand, on low cut canes. This European style is reflected in the wine.

Sam and Mandy’s sons, Jack and Ben, are increasingly involved in the estate, and they are taking the wines in a new direction, using natural wine techniques; indigenous yeasts, less fining and filtration, and fewer sulphites. This is a field blend of the three white varieties grown on the estate – Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Petit Manseng.

Rich aromatics in the generously medium-bodied wine – mango, yellow peaches, guava, Cantaloupe melon and lime, this would be ideal with spicy dishes, especially those with chilli, coriander and coconut milk or cream.

2021; screw cap; 13.5% abv