Alluviale Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Aug-2016
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on the edge. The nose is full and softly rich with pungent passionfruit aromas entwined with notes of cut grass, nettles and chalky minerals, the aromatics building in depth and density with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the mouthfeel is fresh and youthfully taut with deep and concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit along with cut grass, nettles, fresh herbs and minerals. The palate is thirst-quenching with juicy and racy acidity, and the wine follows a fine-textured line with some grip that fills the mouth. The wine carries to a full, rich, passionfruity finish with lingering flavours and a dry-texture. This is a youthfully fresh and taut Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit and chalky minerals, and a textured palate. Match with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2+ years. Fruit from Waihopi Valley and Lower Wairau Valley vineyards, pressed in Marlborough and tank-fermented in Hawke’s Bay to 13.5% alc. and 2.8 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees. 1,000 dozen made. 18.0+/20 Aug 2016 RRP $19.95

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