2012 SECTION 94


Bouquet: Fruit aromas, ripe citrus, white peach, lemongrass, combed honey.

Palate: White blossom, underlying yeast influence.  Savoury herbs, chalky minerality, racy acid, lingering long finish.

Food match: Fish, Poultry, vegetable dishes, aromatic white cheeses especially.

Cellaring: Three to five years.

Winemakers: James Healy, Ivan Sutherland


Growing Region Marlborough
Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.21
Acidity 7.6 g/l
Residual Sugar 1.7 g/l
Maturation Eighteen months
in older French oak barrels


Jo Burzynska, Viva NZ Herald, April 2014, Section 94 2012

Back for the second year in a row in the highest category of the Viva Top 50 is Dog Point's flagship barrel-matured Section 94. One of the country's greatest sauvignon blancs, its 2012 release is another powerhouse of a wine with mouth-filling mango and papaya fruit; notes of herb, smoke, flint, a subtle toasty edge and racy grapefruit acid.

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