Matua ‘Single Vineyard’ Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-Nov-2014
Awatere fruit fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 3.2 g/L RS, the wine spending 3 months on light lees. Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, very pale edged. This has a very refined and tightly bound nose with intense, thirst-quenching aromas of pungent passionfruit with gooseberry fruit notes interwoven with blackcurrant leaf and exotic herb nuances. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, succulently sweet flavours of passionfruit and gooseberries are enlivened by fine, lacy acidity. The palate features a tight, concentrated and mouthwatering line unfolding tropical fruit, herb, nettle and smoky nuances. This has good depth and density, the soft textures allowing the juiciness to come to feature and carrying through to a long, detailed, luscious finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, fresh and juicy Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, gooseberry and minerally flavours. Serve as an aperitif, with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2+ years. 250 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Nov 2014 RRP $30.00 Pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose is very tight and refined in expression, showing great purity of gooseberry fruit and subtle passionfruit elements alongside steely, refreshing mineral notes. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tightly bound, soft and stylishly restrained flavours of gooseberries, nettles, passionfruit and minerals are the feature on palate. The mouthfeel is exceptionally fine-textured and soft, with mouthwatering acidity and a delicate phenolic line guiding the flow. This has a delicate succulence and a thirst-quenching finish. A wine of beautiful finesse and purity, and one that will develop over the next 2+ years. Awatere fruit fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 3.2 g/L RS, the wine spending 3 months on light lees. 250 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Aug 2014 RRP $30.00

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