Staete Landt ‘Annabel’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 21-Jan-2014
Made from 6 parcels of fruit, including machine-harvested, two hand-picked and WBP, parcels undergoing 5 months aging on full lees in tank and large oak vat, and a 30% hand-picked portion fermented in old barriques partially fermented by indigenous yeasts. The wine is 13.3% alc. and 1.4 g/L RS. Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, very pale on edge. This has an elegantly proportioned and concentrated nose with pungent passionfruit aromas with green stonefruit, dark herb and flinty mineral nuances finely interwoven providing detail. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, mouthfilling flavours of mineral infused passionfruit show succulence, depth and a smooth flow through the palate. This is very refined in texture with ripe and soft acidity in support, proving a thirst-quenching edge. The flavours are carried effortlessly to a long, lingering harmonious finish. This is a refined and smooth flowing, pungent-flavoured Sauvignon Blanc with good richness and detail. Serve as an aperitif, with tapas and creamy pasta dishes over the next 2 years. 18.5/20 Jan 2014 RRP $22.00

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