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Dashwood 2018 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris

10 September,2018

Dashwood is the widely-seen brand second to Vavasour, under the Foley Family Wines ownership. Since its creation it has been a runaway Marlborough brand, finding its market in all segments of the market. This has been aided by a number of the Dashwood wines winning top awards at wine shows. Winemaker Stu Marfell and his team takes great care in ensuring the wines have bright fruit and are well-balanced, these factors no doubt contributing to the show success as well as the consumer popularity. The wines are well-priced, and offer very good value. www.dashwoodwine.co.nz

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Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

17.5/20

Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, very light on the rim. The nose is softly packed with concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit with tropical fruits, nuances of green stonefruits, fresh herbs and lifted white floral elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a rounded core of ripe passionfruit flavours along with notes of tropical fruits and herbs, all harmoniously interwoven. The flavours are up-front and enlivened by lacy acidity. The mouthfeel is energetic and the wine flows along a very fine line, leading to a zesty, mouthwatering finish. This is a thirst-quenching Sauvignon Blanc with a rounded core of passionfruit, tropical fruits and herbs with a racy mouthfeel. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.5% alc. and 4.7 g/L RS. 17.5/20 Sep 2018 RRP $15.99

Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Pinot Gris from New Zealand – Marlborough

16.5+/20

Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is elegant and softly concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits, unfolding white florals and hints of tropical fruit with a soft minerally layer. Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegant and restrained in expression, with subtle notes of white stonefruits, white florals and hints of tropical fruits, forming a slender core and line. Mineral notes add detail. The wine flows positively with soft, lacy acidity lending energy. Floral aromatics blossom as the wine carries to a light, lingering finish. This is a restrained and slender dryish Pinot Gris with stonefruit and floral flavours. Serve with Asian fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 6.53 g/L RS. 16.5+/20 Sep 2018 RRP $15.99

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