Ohau Gravels Ohau Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 05-Apr-2013
Third crop fruit hand-picked and cool-fermented with approx. 5% in seasoned oak by indigenous yeasts to 13.1% alc. and <1 g/L rs. Fullish straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The nose is full, broad and gently voluminous with interwoven aromas of tropical fruits, yellow capsicums and hints of savoury secondary development, along with nuances of smoke and minerals. Dry to taste, gentle flavours of ripe gooseberries are melded with tropical fruits, herbs and minerals, forming a soft, smooth-flowing palate with good power at the core. The acidity is restrained and enhances the rounded mouthfeel. Hints of savoury capsicums and beans emerge and carry through to a mellow, lingering finish. This is a soft and smooth Sauvignon Blanc that is mature with capsicum and tropical fruit flavours. Match with pasta and poultry over the next 12 months. 16.5+/20 Apr 2013 RRP $26.99 Hand-picked fruit from the best blocks tank fermented, with approx. 5% in seasoned oak by indigenous yeasts to 13.1% alc. and dryness. Bright, fullish straw-yellow colour with some green hues. This has a soft and gently voluminous bouquet of ripe capsicums, gooseberry fruit and an underlay of fresh herbs. Dry to taste, soft gooseberry fruit with grassy notes and fresh herbs gently flow harmoniously across the palate. The mouthfeel is soft, with fine lacy acidity providing an elegant line and length. The finish blossoms with an array of flavours including limes, white florals and green apples. This is an elegant, gentle and harmonious Sauvignon Blanc with attractive gooseberry notes. Serve with Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese seafood dishes over the next 2 years. 17.5-/20 May 2012 RRP $21.90

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