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Mount Brown 2018 North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling

13 September,2018

The Mount Brown label offers some of the best quality to price ratio wines from North Canterbury. Catherine Keith and her father Tony Rutherford own three established vineyards and have the benefit of older vine material. They have Frank Manifold as their winemaker, a very experienced operator who manages to turn out very smart wine even in challenging vintages such as 2017. The brand has been marketed very positively, and prices have been retained at very reasonable rates. The 2018 vintage was a more favourable one than 2017, and here, I review the 2018 Mount Brown Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. www.mountbrown.co.nz

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Mount Brown North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara

18+/20

Bright, very pale straw-colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is softly full with fresh and punchy, pungent passionfruit aromas along with notes of tropical fruits, fresh and dark herbs forming a tight core, unfolding subtle nettle and mouthwatering mineral elements in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, this has a tightly bound and intense, penetrating heart with pungent passionfruit flavours entwined with tropical fruits and herbs. The palate is refreshing and lively and flows along a light-textured line with plenty of acid energy, carrying to a lingering, thirst-quenching finish. This is a refreshing, punchy, pungent passionfruited Sauvignon Blanc with a tight heart, a fine-textured line and brisk acidity. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Estate fruit, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 4 g/L RS. 18.0+/20 Sep 2018 RRP $15.99

Mount Brown North Canterbury Riesling 2018

Riesling from New Zealand – Canterbury & Waipara

18.5+/20

Brilliant straw colour with pale golden hues, lighter on the edge. The nose is very fresh and tightly bound with taut aromas of exotic citrus and lime fruit along with tropical fruits and florals, revealing a fresh core of herbs and tangerines. This is classical North Canterbury exoticism. Medium in sweetness, the palate is beautifully poised and fresh with rich, exotic flavours of an array of citrus fruits, tropical fruits and florals, along with minerals, herbs and tangerines. The fruit is vibrant and the mouthfeel has vitality, unfolding exotic aromatic detail as it flows along a zesty, fine-textured palate with brisk, racy acidity leading to a long and sustained finish. This is a beautifully vibrant medium-Riesling with exotic fruit flavours of citrus fruit, florals and tropical fruits, and classical tangerine notes. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian cuisine over the next 4+ years. A single estate wine, the fruit cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 11.5% alc. and 11.5 g/L RS. 18.5+/20 Sep 2018RRP $15.99

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