Ash Ridge ‘Estate’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 21-Sep-2017
Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour, lighter edged. The nose is shy and restrained in expression with a delicate core of white stonefruits unfolding subtle notes of green stonefruits and gooseberries integrated with notes of herbs and nuts, with a sense of minerality. This has finesse and builds in intensity. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has reserved flavours with a subtle array of white and green stonefruits, along with herb, gooseberry and nutty nuances. The palate is smooth flowing with fine textures and phenolics, and fresh, lacy acidity. While the palate is slender, there is good intensity and linearity, and the wine carries with energy to a light, lingering finish. This is a subtle and stylish Sauvignon Blanc with delicate flavours of white and green stonefruits, herbs and subtle nutty nuances on a refined palate. Serve as an aperitif and with Mediterranean fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit from the ‘Cardoness’ vineyard, 75% barrel-fermented with 25% in tank to11.0% alc. and dryness, the wine aged 4 months on lees with batonnage. 380 cases made. 17.0/20 Sep 2017 RRP $21.00

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