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Sorrell Auntsfield Vineyard Blanc 2022, Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 07-Dec-2023
Bright, even, pale yellow. The nose is softly full and with good energy, aromas of citrus oil overlaying stony minerals, stonefruit, citrus and fennel. Medium-full bodied, peach, grapefruit and zest aromas intermixed with stony minerals, oyster shell, fennel and cardamom. The oily mouthfeel flows smoothly with crushed stones, supported by zappy acidity, lending a long finish with a hint of saline. This textural white shows concentration and balance with a savoury appeal. Match with salted cod brandade and pork over the next 3-5 years. The settled juice was inoculated with yeast from Auntsfield vineyard and, after 2 days of fermentation, was cooled and transferred to a combination of concrete and old French oak to continue fermentation at warmer temperatures. Aged on fine lees for 16 months. 13.5% alc. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Dec 2023 RRP $35

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