Bouquet: Restrained funk, citrus notes, exotic fruits and floral tones.
Palate: Nutty. solids give palate weight and texture.
Food match: Fish (especially Salmon), poultry, soft white cheeses.
Cellaring: Ideally enjoyed as a young wine, may be cellared for several years.
|Residual Sugar||1.25 g/l|
18 months in older
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.
It will come as no surprise that the solo sauvignon inclusion in the NZ Top 100 is the top bottling from Dog Point Vineyard, their Section 94. In many ways, it is a wine that has more stylistic overlap with a top-flight chardonnay than it does with troppo sauvignon blanc, but that’s because they stand alone in pursuit of this razor-sharp style. With staggering complexity built into powerful, high-tensile fruit, it is a wine that shows the possibilities for extreme quality and style and one that delivers consistently.More Reviews