Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 07-Feb-2013
Te Awanga fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak puncheons on full solids to 12.5% alc., the wine aged in barrel for 12 months and on lees 18 months. Bright straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. This has an elegant and restrained nose of ripe stonefruit, honeysuckle, lime confectionary and tropical fruit essences, unfolding nuances of nuts and spices. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, exotic and complex flavours of nectarines, ripe gooseberries, quince and honey are entwined with subtle oak spices, smoke and nuts. This is very textural on palate, the mouthfeel dry and grainy, with crisp acidity in support. The texture drives the palate line and carries through to a soft, dry and textural finish, lifted with quenching acidity. This is an exotic and textural, dry, oak influenced Sauvignon Blanc to match with herb-encrusted poultry and pork and with Mediterranean-influenced cuisine over the next 3-4 years. 18.0/20 Feb 2013 RRP $21.95

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