Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Sep-2015
The aim is a multi-dimensional wine expressing fruit at the riper end of the spectrum. To achieve this, the fruit is sourced from 8-10 in the Central Wairau and Brancott, from Scott Henry trained vines, fermented with 10% wild yeasts, and lees contact. The 2015 vintage will see 15% indigenous ferment. Bright straw-yellow with light golden hues. Full, soft and deeply concentrated with ripe gooseberry fruit and yellow stonefruit layers, with herbal freshness on the nose. Dry, but full and softly broad with sweet fruit layers of ripe green and savoury yellow stonefruits. The palate still refreshing from bright acidity and properly dry with very fine textures. Lovely crisp finish. This seems more layered than my last tasting in January this year. 18.5-/20 Sep 2015 RRP $26.95 Bright pale straw colour with slight green hues, light edged. The nose is tightly bound and elegantly presented with fresh, pure, white stonefruit, citrus and herb aromas that unfold white floral and minerally nuances. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features refined white stonefruit and floral flavours along with fresh herbs and subtle lime and minerally elements. The fruit is subtly rich and succulent. The mouthfeel is taut and fine-textured, with refreshing lacy acidity providing poise and energy, leading to a dry, mouthwatering finish. This is a tight and elegant Sauvignon Blanc with white floral and stonefruit flavours intermixed with herbs and citrus fruits. Serve as an aperitif, with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2 years. Fruit from the Southern Valleys, plus Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura, cool-fermented in stainless-steel with a small portion warmer, by indigenous yeast to 13.3% alc, the wine aged on lees. 18.5-/20 Jan 2015 RRP $26.95

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