Greywacke ‘Wild Sauvignon’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 02-Oct-2017
Very pale straw colour with slight green tints. This has a firm and densely packed nose, rich fruited and interwoven with complexing nuances of oak, lees, flint, but the green stonefruits predominating. This is rich, deep and layered on the palate with savoury green stonefruits, herbs and subtle nutty notes, The palate carries some texture and structure, still to resolve and integrate. The fruit richness is nicely balanced with the acidity. Still some time needed. 19.0/20 Sep 2017 RRP $N/A Full, even, straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, lighter edged. The bouquet is soft and full with deeply concentrated aromas of greengages, nectarines and green stonefruits along with layers of sweet, piquant herbs and complexing spicy, nutty oak. Creamy MLF and barrel elements, and some smoky suggestions add interest. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the flavours of green stonefruits, nectarines, greengages and tropical fruit are rich, up-front and mouthfilling, building in depth and density. Harmonious layers of spices, herbs and nuts unfold, and combine with cream and smoke to form an unctuous core and smooth-flowing line. Very fine textures guide the palate, and subtle acidity lends slipperiness and a mouthwatering freshness as the wine carries to a very long and concentrated finish. This is a softly full, rich and complex layered oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with near unctuous, but slippery textures. Match with herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from the Southern Valleys, Woodbourne, Renwick and Rapaura, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented in 7% new oak to 14.0% alc., the wine barrel-aged with batonnage and approx. 70% MLF, then given another 5 months on lees in tank. 19.0+/20 Oct 2015 RRP $37.95 The sophisticated and alternative style, also based on riper fruit expression, using the same 8-10 vineyard as the regular Sauvignon Blanc, but fully indigenous yeast barrel-fermented in 7% new oak, the wine barrel-aged with batonnage and approx. 70% MLF. Bright, even straw-yellow with green-gold hues. The nose is rich and deeply concentrated with full aromas of ripe green stonefruits along with gooseberries and limes, herbs and spices and beautifully integrated nutty oak and smoky elements. Dry, fulsome and rich on palate with real depth and underlying rounded concentration. This unfolds layers of green and yellow stonefruits, smoke, nutty notes, a suggestion of flint, with herbs and spices. Great linearity and lovely freshness on a very long finish. 19.0+/20 Sep 2015 RRP $37.95

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