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TerraVin ‘Te Ahu’ Marlborough 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough
Review Date - 31-May-2013


100% Sauvignon Blanc from the ‘Cowley’ and ‘Calrossie’ vineyards, hand-picked, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned 500 L French oak puncheons to 13.4% alc. and 4.8 g/L rs, the wine aged 16 months in barrel. Bright, full, straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. This has a full and bold nose with densely packed and complex, interwoven aromas of gooseberries, nectarines and subtle smoky-flinty elements. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, solidly packed and densely concentrated flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits, nectarines, nuts and spices unfold in waves. The mouthfeel is very textural with great presence and solidness, the palate possessing power and drive. The acidity is balanced and harmonious, carrying the flavours to a moderately long, robust, sweetly nuanced finish. This is a fulsome and well-textured oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with waves of complex flavours. Serve with herbed seafood and poultry dishes and Mediterranean-inspired fare over the next 3-4 years. 18.5+/20 May 2013 RRP $40.00

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