Auntsfield ‘South Oaks’ ‘Barrel Fermented’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 14-Oct-2014
Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The bouquet is tightly concentrated with restrained aromas of white stonefruits, herbs and nuts with a barrel-ferment layering of toasty oak, providing considerable detail and complexity. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate is well-proportioned with tight and concentrated flavours of herbs, stonefruits and nutty oak. The wine has a fine-textured core, the barrel-ferment lending a smooth, dry mouthfeel. The acidity is discreet and integrated, and the wine leads to an elegant, lingering finish with herb, mineral and tasty notes. This is a complex, fine-textured, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with complexing herb and nutty oak detail. Serve with barbecued seafood, poultry and Mediterranean fare over the next 3-4+ years. A ‘Single Block’ wine, from the 2 ha ‘South Oaks’ block, the fruit hand-picked and WBP, fermented in French oak barriques to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 20% new oak on lees. RRP $38.00

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