Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2019, Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Jul-2022
Bright, pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is voluminous and complex, with vibrant fruit aromas enriched by flint, roasted hazelnuts underlying sweet florals. Medium-bodied, mouth-filling aromas of stonefruit, preserved lemon, crab apple jelly interweave spice, flint and toasty elements. The wine is complex with a broad spectrum of flavours; sweet and pure fruit lifted by slick spice and barrel-fermentation details. A stony backbone guided by vibrant acid tension to a long, spicy finish. This wild Sauvignon Blanc shows a complex range of flavours, spice, flint interest, and acid precision. Match with aged kingfish with ponzu and chicken with salsa verde over the next 8+ years. The fruit was sourced from Southern Valleys and Wairau Plains, machine and hand-harvested, lightly pressed, racked to primarily old French oak barriques, underwent indigenous yeast fermentation for over 6 months, occasional lees stirred, and 3/4 underwent MLF, after 11 months approx transferred out of oak, then left on lees for further 8 months. 14% alc. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) July 2022 RRP $40

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