Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Nov-2013
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with some depth and slight green hues on rim. The bouquet has well-concentrated aromas of gooseberry, grass and capsicum fruit in the cooler spectrum, revealing some complex barrel work and subtle bean-like development complexities in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, fresh and zesty gooseberry and nectarine fruit flavours form a deep and solid core. The palate has weight and flows on a soft, grainy-textured, phenolic line. Barrel-ferment richness adds to the mouthfeel and layers of complex spices, herbs and subtle oak and lees elements unfold. The acidity is fresh and mouthwatering and along with the phenolics, carry the flavours to a long, dry and substantial finish. This is a fresh, concentrated, barrel-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with complex stonefruit and herb flavours. Match with Mediterranean fare over the next 2-3 years. Fruit from the company’s Maraekakaho vineyards, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented on full solids in seasoned puncheons and barriques to 13.3% alc. and 3 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees. 18.0/20 Nov 2013 RRP $21.95

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