Ata Rangi Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 29-Aug-2014
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues at heart, paler on edge. The nose is soft, and restrained with ripe aromas of green stonefruits, gooseberries and tropical fruits, along with delicate yellow floral nuances. The aromatics build to show good depth and intensity. Dry to taste, the palate is gently rich and softly textured, with gooseberries and yellow stonefruits interwoven with tropical fruit flavours. The palate follows a rounded core revealing stonefruit kernel elements. This has an underlying firm line and background acid freshness that carries the wine to a dry, lingering finish with soft stonefruit and herb notes. This is a soft and restrained, gently-textured ripe Sauvignon Blanc. Serve as an aperitif, with antipasto and with Mediterranean fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit from ‘Lismore’, ‘Waiora’, ‘Walnut Ridge’, ‘Hau Ariki Marae’ and ‘Southdown Estate’, hand-picked, with 50% cold soaked and 20% indigenous yeast fermented in 3 y.o. oak, the remainder in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. 18.0/20 Aug 2014 RRP $27.00

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