Framingham Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Oct-2014
Fruit from 8 different sites in the Wairau Valley, including North Bank, Southern Valleys, Lower Wairau, Conder’s Bend as well as a southerly site near the Awatere, given limited skin contact and fermented in stainless-steel with 7% in barrel to 13.0% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees and the barrel portion undergoing batonnage and partial MLF. Brilliant straw-yellow colour with light green hues. The nose has a softly concentrated core with restrained aromas of gooseberry fruit with capsicums, cut grass and soft floral lift. Delicate mineral and flinty nuances unfold with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, a soft core of ripe gooseberry fruit is entwined with passionfruit, capsicum, cut grass and fresh herb detail, forming an array and spread of flavour detail. The mouthfeel is soft and fine textured with mellow acidity, the palate showing good balance. This has a stylish weight and depth, and the wine carries effortlessly to a light finish. This is a softly concentrated and harmonious Sauvignon Blanc with a detailed array of flavours. Serve as an aperitif and with Pacific Rim and Asian fare over the next 2 years. 17.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $21.00

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