Wild South Wines, a New Zealand-based wine brand, comes from the hugely-respected wine-rich region of Marlborough. This brand was created with the sole objective of creating adventurous wines that stayed true to the region where they were grown. The Wild South vineyards are located in Waihopai Valley, near the Omaka River.
Initially, the place contained only rocks and nothing else. However, gradually, the expert and experienced winemaking team of Wild South realised the potential of the winemaking potential of the land under these rocks, which gave birth to this special quality of wines.
The estate vineyards of Wild South included Hell’s Gate, the rocky structure that we just explained. This place in Waihopai Valley is ideal for growing Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Hammond Estate, located near Renwick in the Wairau sub-region of Marlborough, is used for planting Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc vines.
Apart from thee, Wild South has also partnered with various vine growers in the Marlborough region to create unique wines. For some wines, the grapes are also sourced from the vineyards in the three main sub-regions of the Marlborough wine region – Waihopai, Wairau and Awatere.
The two most popular wines from this label are
Marlborough Pinot Noir – This is made from Pinot Noir grapes that are fermented separately in small lots in stainless steel tanks. Pre-ferment maceration and post-ferment maceration is carried out with extreme care to retain the flavours and vibrancy of the fruits. This wine is cellared for 3 years and contains 13.5% alcohol.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – This is made from Sauvignon Blanc grape varietal and is known for its distinct mineral character. Pre-dawn harvesting and careful de-juicing steps then follow to represent the full character of the fruits. This wine is cellared for 2 to 3 years and it contains 12.5% alcohol.