The Hunting Lodge ‘Home Block’ Waimauku ‘Wild Ferment’ Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 01-May-2018
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, paler edged. The nose is full and voluminous with broad and complex-layered aromas of ripe green stonefruits, greengages and nectarines, along with fresh herbs, nutty elements and smoky oak detail. The aromatics build in concentration and depth, and are commanding. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich, up-front, accessible and mouthfilling flavours of green stonefruits, greengages and nectarines along with fresh herbs. The fruit is interwoven with creamy, nutty and smoky oak, and the palate is enlivened by bright, zesty acidity. The wine flows with excellent energy and tension along a fine-textured line, leading to a long stonefruit and nutty finish. This is an up-front mouthfilling, complex-layered oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with green stonefruit, herb, nutty and spicy flavours on a fresh palate. Serve with herb-marinated pork and veal dishes over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the ‘Margan’, ‘Spence’ and ‘Watson’ blocks from The Lodge ‘Home Block’, hand-picked and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented with some solids to 13.0% alc. and 2.9 g/L RS, the wine aged 5 months on lees in 25% new French oak barriques. 100 dozen made. 19.0/20 May 2018 RRP $33.00

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