Two Rivers ‘Altitude’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 18-May-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with a suggestion of green-gold, lighter on rim. This has a full, solid and deeply packed, vinous nose with excellent presence, the fruit expression somewhat shy. Green stonefruits intermingle with nutty oak and creamy barrel-ferment elements, along with complexing flinty lees and subtle lemon-curd MLF hints. Citrus fruit and mineral detail emerge in the glass. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate features a concentrated and complex core of greengages, nectarines, flint, nuts and minerals. The palate is rounded from barrel-fermentation but there is a firm phenolic line carrying the wine with lively acidity to a fresh, textured finish. This is a concentrated, textured and complex barrel and lees-influenced Sauvignon Blanc. It will match a variety of white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Dew’ vineyard in the Southern Valleys, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned hogsheads to 14.0% alc. and 3 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months on full yeast lees with batonnage and a small portion undergoing MLF. 200 cases made. 18.0/20 May 2015 RRP $40.00

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