The Hunting Lodge ‘Home Block’ Waimauku Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 22-Jan-2019
Bright, light, lemon-gold hued yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. This has a fine and firm, tightly-bound nose with aromas of white and green stonefruits, nuts and complexing flinty mineral sulphide notes, unfolding subtle barrel-ferment creaminess. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has flavours of green stonefruits, showing nectarines and greengages, along with white stonefruits, nuts and complexing flinty elements. Some barrel-ferment creaminess shows. The palate has a fresh and firm core and line and flows with very fine textures with fresh, lacy acidity leading to a nuanced finish of stonefruits, flint and minerals. This is a fresh and firm oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with flavours of green and white stonefruits, nuts and complexing flinty and minerally elements. Match with herb-marinated white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Margan’, ‘Spence’ and ‘Watson’ blocks of the ‘Home Block’, Waimauku, indigenous yeast, oak-fermented to 13.0% alc. and 2.9 g/L RS, the wine aged 4 months on lees in 25% new French oak barriques. 18.0-/20 Jan 2019 RRP $33.00

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