Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Taste guide: Dry, Citrus and tropical fruit flavours, good minerality, crisp and fresh, unoaked
75cl - 12.5% - screwcap
Produced from fruit grown in vineyards across the Marlborough region - specifically in Omaku, Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The grapes were harvested in the early morning to preserve their flavour, then destemmed, crushed and lightly pressed with minimal skin contact. Fermentation was at low temperatures in stainless steel with selected yeast strains to preserve the inherent fruit flavours.
The 2016 vintage benefited from an excellent growing and harvesting season to produce a ‘top’ wine displaying a sparkling pale straw green colour and an excellent full palate. The bouquet offers citrus fruit and floral blossom characters and a subtle overtone of garden herbs. The palate is fesh, rounded and lively with Nectarine and other stone fruits and that typical touch of gooseberry which melt into a persistent and mineral finish
Many of the cheaper, current vintage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wines on the market are thin and tart. This wine has great body and with some bottle ageing has softened out to be a superb example of the very best that this unique region can offer.
Sells for around £12 but has also been seen at a staggering £14.95.
Just £7.95 at Binendwines.