Greenhough ‘Hope Vineyard’ Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 13-Jul-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with a very firm and tightly bound core with fruit aromas of green stonefruits melded with fresh herbs, nuances of stalks, cut-grass and nettles and a suggestion of green beans, unveiling greengages and nectarines, and nutty oak. This has layers of complexity. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a tight, deep and intense core of concentrated flavours of green stonefruits entwined with fresh herbs, stalks and cut-grass unfolding greengage and nettle notes. The fruit flows along a very fine-textured line with a degree of unctuousness, balanced by refreshing acidity. The wine has very good linearity and carries to a long, lingering finish of green stonefruits. This is a complex, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruits and cool-spectrum flavours on a palate with fine textures and very good linearity. Match with herb-marinated poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the ‘Hope’ vineyard, 35% given 48 hours skin contact and indigenous yeast warm barrel-fermented with high solids to 13.15% alc. and 2.5 g/L RS, the wine aged 8 months in 17% new 228 L French oak, the wine undergoing MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0+/20 Jul 2018 RRP $31.00

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