Awatere River Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Oct-2012
Bright, full and even, pale straw-yellow colour. This has a full, fresh and lively nose, concentrated with limes, gooseberries, with chalky, mineral and pungent passionfruit notes that unfold in layers and in detail. Off-dry to taste, lush, juicy and succulent flavours of gooseberries and tropical fruits fill the mouth with an openness and breadth, the liveliness of the fruit enhanced by mouthwatering acidity. This is up-front, very softly textured, with layers of flavour that unfold and flow in waves. Citrus fruit, minerals and gooseberries linger on a gentle and luscious finish. This is a full, pungent, succulently sweet-fruited Sauvignon that is immediately appealing. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 2+ years. Fruit from the Awatere Valley stainless-steel fermented to 13.1% alc. and 3.5 g/L rs., the wine aged on lees for 2 months. 17.5+/20 Oct 2012 RRP $15.00

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