Framingham Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 10-Dec-2017
Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour, a little paler on the rim. The nose is softly packed, but voluminous with aromas of pungent passionfruit and dark herbs, along with white florals and stonefruit pith. The aromatics have very good depth and intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is rich in fruit with pungent and savoury passionfruit flavours with dark herbs, nutty elements and stonefruit pith notes and a subtle piquancy. The fruit is enlivened by fresh, zesty acidity and the palate has noticeable phenolic textures lending structure to balance and nearly encase the fruit. The fruit becomes a little restrained in expression, but the wine has a sense of robustness, carrying to a lingering, crisp and fine-textured finish of passionfruit and herbs. This is a rich, pungent, savoury passionfruited Sauvignon Blanc with plenty of balancing texture and structure and a fresh, bright, stylish palate. Match with herb-marinated seafood, poultry and pork, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2+ years. All Wairau Valley fruit tank fermented with 11% in barrels by indigenous yeasts, predominantly in French oak with acacia wood, a mix of barriques and puncheons, with 4% fermentation on skins to 12.9% alc. and 4 g/L RS. 30% was ages aged 6 months on lees, the barrel and a portion of the tank wine without sulphur additions. 18.5/20 Dec 2017 RRP $24.99

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