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Marble Leaf Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

27 November,2017

Marble Leaf is a secondary label of Framingham Wines, made to supply export markets, but is also available through on-line retail channels in New Zealand. The wine is named after a native tree found on the banks of the stream running through the vineyards. www.framingham.co.nz

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Marble Leaf Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

17.5/20

Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is firmly packed with a core of cut-grass, nettles, fresh herbs and gooseberries, along with subtle bean notes adding interest and showing the beginnings of secondary development. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has good intensity of cut-grass, nettle, herb and gooseberry flavours. The fruit forms a fine, tight core, and the wine flows along a fine-textured line with mouthwatering acidity providing energy. The wine carries to a lingering, nuanced finish of cut-grass, gooseberries and hints of minerals. This is a fresh Sauvignon Blanc with good depth of cooler-spectrum nettle, cut-grass and gooseberry flavours and hints of beans and minerals. Match with salads and vegetables, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from 12 sites in the Wairau Valley fermented in stainless-steel, with 10% in barrel, and a small portion on skins to 13.0% alc. the barrel component aged 4-5 months on lees. 17.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP $15.00

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