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 and produced specifically for the renowned importer, Bibendum. 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 pink grapefruit citrus and floral blossom characters and a subtle overtone of garden herbs. The palate is fresh, rounded and lively with Nectarine and other stone fruits. Hints of gooseberry but with less acidity than many Marlborough Sauvignons.
Unlike many of the cheaper, current vintage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc wines on the market which are thin and tart, this wine has great body and with some bottle ageing has softened out to be a very good example of Marlborough Sauvignon.
Sells for around £9.99 - just £5.95 at Binendwines.