Invivo X by Sarah Jessica Parker Rose 2019
A gorgeous shade of blush pink in the glass, the aroma profile invokes clear rose petals and bright summer berry characters, wrapped in a minerality that makes this wine exceptionally fresh. It’s a wine that can be serious but is also seriously fun. SJP Rosé is full bodied with great complexity and elegance, delicious on its own or with a range of cuisine.
Blend: 45% Cinsault, 45% Grenache, 10% Syrah
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Invivo X, by Sarah Jessica Parker, is created with New Zealand-based Invivo Wines, in what Parker describes as a very collaborative process. The collaboration covers aspect of the new wine, from naming and label design to the winemaking itself.
Invivo winemaker Rob Cameron explains: “This wine is 100% Sarah Jessica Parker. So other than selecting the base wine from New Zealand (Sauvignon Blanc) I’ll be taking a back seat and let her create the blends.”
The Invivo X, SJP Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of five estates in Marlborough, spanning both Wairau and Awatere Valleys with vines ageing from three to eleven years. Sarah Jessica loved the intensity of style from the Waihopai Valley and has blended that with pure fruit aromatics from the Western Wairau and the power and purity found in the Westhaven Vineyard in the Dashwood. The Westhaven vineyard is one of the last blocks of Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough to be harvested and so has an extremely long season to develop flavor and power. The 2019 vintage presented us with an ideal growing season, allowing ripening to accumulate gradually, so harvest was timed to harness the maximum warmth and sunshine of summer.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s first ever wine was perfected in May 2019 when Invivo founders Tim Lightbourne and Rob Cameron travelled to New York City to create her new Sauvignon Blanc. They brought samples of the 2019 vintage, harvested in April. Over a three hour session, SJP and the Invivo team finalized the proportions from each vineyard to create the exact blending recipe used in the wine.
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