2011 Sauvignon Blanc

TASTING NOTE

Colour: Straw green.

Bouquet: Fresh, intensely concentrated aromas of tropical fruits infused with ripe citrus notes, complemented by lifted hints of lemongrass and passionfruit.

Palate: Fine texture and acidity, a degree of minerality and a lasting, refreshingly crisp finish.

Food: Match  White meats, pale cheeses and seafood - especially scallops and oysters.

Cellaring: Ideally enjoyed as a young wine but may be successfully cellared for several years.

Winemakers: James Healy / Ivan Sutherland.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region Marlborough
Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.15
Acidity 7.2 g/l
Residual Sugar 3.3 g/l
Maturation Stainless Steel

REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Aug 2012

Editor’s Choice: Complex on the nose and richly textured in the mouth, this wine delivers it all. Hints of struck flint and wild onion accent grapefruit aromas, while the flavours range easily from pink grapefruit and red currant to delicate herb shadings. It’s full without being too full, with a potent yet refreshing finish that seemingly lingers forever. 93/100
Selected by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as #7 on their list of the Top 100 Wines for 2012.

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