2015 SECTION 94

TASTING NOTE

Bouquet: Ripe aromas of grapefruit and lemons with overt white floral characters in the forefront. The hint of struck match aromas characteristic of this wine, reflect the use of solids during fermentation and ageing, adding a dimension of complexity and interest.

Palate: Displays vibrant, varietal Sauvignon qualities, with citrus, racy fresh acidity and after 18 months of ageing on lees, creamy textures and a toasty, nutty finish.

Food match: Fish (especially Salmon), poultry, soft white cheeses.

Cellaring: Five to seven years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region              Marlborough
Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.19
Acidity 7.5 g/l 
Maturation

18 months in older
French Oak barrel

 

Section 94

A fuller bodied, textural style of Sauvignon Blanc. This single vineyard parcel is situated within the Dog Point Vineyard, using the same low cropping level from vines planted in 1992. Fruit is hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months. Bottled without fining.

REVIEWS

93 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Whole-bunch pressed and wild fermented in oak, the 2015 Section 94 is still in a bit of youthful funk. Hints of green onion and sweat appear on the nose, but the flavors are settling into a comfortable range of stone fruit, melon and pink grapefruit. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a rich, almost creamy texture and a long, plush finish. Give it another year or two and drink it over the next 5-6.

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