The Boneline ‘Riverbone’ Waipara Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 25-Nov-2014
Two parcels of fruit vinified separately, hand-picked, WBP and high solids fermented in barrel to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 8-10 months on lees with some batonnage, with no MLF. Bright, even straw-yellow colour with light gold at the core, lighter on rim. The nose is elegant and tightly concentrated with aromas of greengages, nectarines and herbs with spicy and nutty barrel-ferment nuances, minerals and hints of smoke. A saline component adds interest to the aromatics. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the fruit flavours of green stonefruits, herbs and spicy oak form a tight and intensely concentrated core with a firm line. Elevated acidity lends brightness and energy to the mouthfeel, providing bite and drive. The palate carries through to a concentrated, lingering finish with stonefruits and bitter herb nuances. This is a very tight and concentrated oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with intensity and cut. Serve with herb-marinated seafood, poultry and white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 18.0-/20 Nov 2014 RRP $30.00

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