Sacred Hill ‘Sauvage’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 05-Aug-2016
Full, bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet is firm and tightly concentrated with complex aromas of ripe greengages, nectarines and green stonefruits showing real depth and density. The aromatics have freshness along with savoury herbal notes, cut grass, green capsicums and subtle nutty and smoky detail. Dry to taste and medium to medium-full bodied, this has a softly rich, rounded core of green stonefruits, nectarines and greengages, along with savoury, sweet and sour secondary development. The fruit expression is reserved, unfolding subtle layers of complex nutty, earthy and herbaceous elements. The mouthfeel is still refreshing with lacy acidity which combines with a taut phenolic line to provide a thirst-quenching palate. The wine carries to a long, dry-textured finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, complex, oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with savoury green stonefruit flavour development and a drying texture. Match with herb-marinated poultry, pork and veal dishes over the next 2-3 years. 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the estate Dartmoor vineyard, below the cellar door, WBP to barrel and indigenous yeast fermented to 13.0% alc., 1.9 g/L RS, TA 8.2 g/L and pH 2.96, the wine aged 10 months in 33% new French oak puncheons. 17.5+/20 Aug 2016 RRP $34.99

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