Grava Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 27-Feb-2018
Full, bright straw-yellow colour with slight green-gold hues, pale edged. The nose is a little shy and restrained with a taut core of white and green stonefruits and subtle notes of fresh herbs and mineral nuances. The fruit has good proportion and the intensity builds with aeration. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has stylishly restrained flavours of white and green stonefruits entwined with delicate herb and nutty notes, and mouthwatering minerals. The fruit forms an elegant core and a very fine-textured line with refreshing acidity that guides the wine with good energy to a soft-textured, lingering finish of stonefruits and herbs. This is a stylishly restrained dry Sauvignon Blanc with white and green stonefruit flavours along with subtle herb and mineral elements on a fine-textured, fresh palate. Serve as an aperitif, and with seafood over the next 2+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and fermented in stainless-steel with 20% in 500 L French oak puncheons and 2% on skins to 12.5% alc. and 5.0 g/L RS, the wine undergoing 4 months batonnage. 17.5/20 Feb 2018 RRP $27.50

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