2016 SAUVIGNON BLANC

TASTING NOTE

Colour: Bright straw green

Bouquet: Classic strong citrus characters with lemon and grapefruit prominent, complimented by elderflowers, with smoky and flinty undertones.

Palate: A juicy and vibrant palate of pure citrus flavours leaving a lengthy finish with refreshing, balanced acidity.

Food match: Fresh, simple seafood dishes especially oysters. Also compliments goat's cheese well.

Cellaring: Ideal wine to enjoy young, but may be cellared 2+ years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region  Marlborough
Alcohol 13%
pH 3.15
Acidity 6.7 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.7 g/l
Fermentation Small proportion of
indigenous yeasts
Maturation

Stainless Steel

Sauvignon Blanc

Our version of the classic aromatic Marlborough style of Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are hand-picked from eight of our own vineyards within the Wairau Valley. Cropped at an average of 7.5 tonnes/hectare (50hl/ha). The fruit is whole bunch pressed, cold settled before fermentation and 2-3 months aging in stainless steel tanks. A portion of this wine is fermented using indigenous yeast. Bottled without fining.

REVIEWS

Michael Cooper, 5 stars

This wine offers a clear style contrast to Section 94, Dog Point's complex, barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc (see the Branded and Other White Wines section). Hand-harvested at several sites in the Wairau Valley, it is lees-aged in tanks but handled without oak. The classy 2016 vintage (5 stars) is highly scented, very fresh and vibrant. Weighty, it has searching, ripe grapefruit/lime flavours, firm acid spine and a dry (3 grams/litre of residual sugar), lasting finish. Highly concentrated and tightly structured, it's a very harmonious wine, arguably the best vintage yet

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