100% Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand.
Following pressing, each batch of juice was kept separate in 100% stainless steel tanks. Each tank was then fermented using a variety of yeast strains, with around 8% fermented in a combination of new and old French oak. Once fermentation was complete, each batch was assessed for quality, with the best batches being blended together in preparation for bottling.
A bold and powerful wine that leaps out of the glass. Characterised by intense aromas of lemon and lime.
A full and rich palate, balanced by mouth-watering acidity and lingering fruit weight. The palate is dominated by fresh citrus fruits and passionfruit, with just a hint of capsicum.
Ideal summer drinking. A beautiful match for fresh Marlborough mussels.
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A simple wine but a genuine varietal, with very pleasant aromas and nicely balanced flavours.
July/August 2008 Winestate Volume 31 Issue 4
This has attractive complexity; gently tweaked tropical fruits are delivered in intense form, really fresh and memorable. The palate packs similar impact and pungent ripe tropical flavours, plenty of cleansing acid crunch and lingering pasionfruit flavour. Bright as a button, it will please the entire party.
Rating: 91 Points
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide November 2008
100 per cent Marlborough fruit with 8 per cent fermented in a combination of new and old French oak. More restrained and complex, sauv blanc’s high fruit notes here are toned down in a fuller and fleshier style with beautifully pure citrus flavours and tingling acidity running to an intense, dry finish. Beautiful wine.
Graeme Phillips Mercury newspaper Wednesday 10 October, 2007