Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 27-Jul-2017
Bright, light straw-yellow with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is very fresh, taut and tightly bound with aromas of fresh gooseberries, cut grass, nettles and blackcurrant leaf, with nuances of white florals and fresh herbs. The aromatics unfold mouthwatering mineral elements in the glass. This is youthfully elegant and classical Awatere in expression. Dry to taste, the palate is firm, with an elegant and refined, thirst-quenching core of cut grass, nettles, fresh herbs and gooseberry notes interwoven with wet-stone minerals. The mouthfeel is crisp and very dry with fine phenolic textures and lively, lacy acidity providing energy and linearity. The wine has a slippery flow, carrying to a fine-textured, mouthwatering finish. This is a classical Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc, still youthfully taut and elegantly concentrated with cut grass, nettle and mineral flavours on a fine, phenolic-textured, refreshing line. Serve as an aperitif and with shellfish over the next 2+ years. MS clone fruit from the ‘Woolshed’ block of Loveblock Farm, Awatere Valley, fermented with approx. 7% in neutral French oak to 13.7% alc. and 5 g/L RS, the oak portion aged for 6 months undergoing MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $21.95

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