Carrick Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Central Otago

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 14-Apr-2021
Brilliant, moderate straw-yellow, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is full and complex, nuances of stonefruit melded with lightly toasted nuts, soft butter, a hint of flint and a lick of lime. Medium-bodied, aromas of lime, apricot and lemon curd have a vibrant core, enriched by a custard-like creaminess, spices, hint of toasted almonds, linger with brilliant acidity to a lengthy finish. The wine is complex and elegantly presented, smooth texture of lemon curd adorned by a slightly chalky mineral line, supported by the perfectly ripened fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Barrel fermented character is well-proportioned, added delicate interest but not intrusive. This elegant Sauvignon Blanc with complexity and finesse flows with great energy and acidity on a smooth mineral drive. Match with sausage & white bean cassoulet and grilled fish over the next 5 years. Handpicked, wild fermented in a combination of stainless steel tank and old oak barriques (32%). The barrels were fermented to dryness, with a touch of residual sugar left in the tank portion and aged for 8 months before blending and bottling. 13% alc, 2.55 g/l RS. BioGro organic certified. 18.5/20 (93 pts) Apr 2021 RRP $25

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