Misha’s Vineyard ‘The Starlet’ Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 21-Apr-2013
Fruit from the ‘Ski Slope’ section of the vineyard, hand-picked, WBP and cool-fermented with 23% by indigenous yeasts in seasoned French oak to 13.5% alc. Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour, near colourless on rim. The nose is softly fresh and very gentle in expression with aromas of elderflower, along with restrained nuances of limes, gooseberries, minerals and flint. Some tropical fruit notes emerge in the glass. Dry to taste and elegantly presented, soft gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours are melded with hints of minerals and fennel. The mouthfeel is soft with a phenolic line underlying the fruit, with bright acidity in support. The textures build to provide the palate drive and carry the flavours to a long and sustained finish with floral and mineral flavours prevalent. This is a soft and subtly-flavoured Sauvignon Blanc with a refined, textured mouthfeel and drive. Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables, and with creamy cheeses over the next 2+ years. 1370 cases made. 17.5-/20 Apr 2013 RRP $26.95

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