Alluviale ‘Blanc’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 26-Dec-2013
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with moderately concentrated aromas of limes, yellow and green stonefruits, along with subtle gooseberry, herb and nutty elements. The fruit is in the cooler spectrum with some savoury bean-like secondary notes. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tightly bound grassy fruit flavours are entwined with fresh herbs and gooseberries and background bean nuances. The mouthfeel is fresh and brisk with racy, mouthwatering acidity, and a grainy textured core provides linearity. Some smokiness, and weight from the barrel work emerges, and is carried by the acidity to a sustained finish. This is a brisk, cool-spectrum, dry Sauvignon Blanc with a little development and some oak input. Serve with seafood and poultry over the next 2+ years. 98% Sauvignon and 2% Semillon from a site on the banks of the Ngaruroro River and a site in the Bridge Pa Triangle, partially fermented in oak to 13.0% alc. and <2 g/L RS, the wine partially barrel aged. 500 dozen made. 16.5/20 Dec 2013 RRP $24.00

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