Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 13-Dec-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues at the heart, lighter edged. This has a full, gently voluminous and harmoniously concentrated nose of rich greengage and green stonefruit aromas along with subtle gooseberry fruit, and fresh herbs entwined with spicy and nutty oak detail. Dry to tate and medium-full bodied, the palate is soft and densely packed with fruit flavours of greengages, nectarines, spicy herbs and subtle, nutty oak, along with gooseberry and leaf elements and some smoke. The flavours are beautifully and harmoniously interwoven, providing weight, presence and fine mouthfeel. The acidity emerges to lend a thirst-quenching line, and combined with the fine phenolic grip carries to a long, dry, herb-nuanced, spicy finish. This is a complex, harmoniously melded, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with spice and greengage notes and excellent vinosity. Match with herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from Maraekakho, fully barrel-fermented ‘hot’ by indigenous yeasts on full solids in seasoned puncheons and barriques to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 6 months on gross lees. 18.0-/20 Dec 2015 RRP $26.99

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