Greystone Waipara Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 14-Dec-2012
80% from ‘Block 13', with ‘new' French clones 376 and 530, indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak, 20% from ‘Block 3', MS clone, tank fermented, to 13.0% alc. and 4 g/L rs, the wines undergoing batonnage. Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour, some lemon-green hues, pale on edge. The bouquet is full and firm with aromas of ripe gooseberry fruit, nectarines, revealing herb and citrus notes interwoven with a little smokiness. This has good intensity and fresh cut, and the detail very lively. Dry to taste, fine, tight and concentrated flavours of gooseberries, greengage and nectarines show with a degree of lusciousness and unctuousness. The mouthfeel has brightness enhanced by racy, slippery acidity which provides balancing cut and an underlying linear drive. Detailed nuances of herbs, limes, smoke and minerals unfold on the mid-palate along with a fine textural thread that leads to a concentrated and lingering dry finish. This is a concentrated and lively, driven Sauvignon Blanc with excellent barrel-ferment interest and textures. Match with seafood and poultry over the next 3-4 years. 1,350 cases made. 18.5/20 Dec 2012 RRP $24.95

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