Woollaston ‘Mahana’ Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 28-Jun-2013
The first Sauvignon released under the ‘Mahana’ label. Hand-picked fruit from ‘Burkes Bank’, Waimea. WBP and barrique fermented with indigenous yeasts over 6 months to 14.0% alc. and 2 g/L rs, the wine aged a further 5 months on lees in 25% new oak. Bright straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, pale on edge. This has restrained and softly concentrated aromas of gooseberry fruit intriguingly entwined with subtle oak, mineral and flinty nuances. The nose builds in intensity, showing stonefruits, citrus, herbs, smoke and hints of secondary green bean notes. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate features a softly concentrated core of gooseberry fruits, herbs and green stonefruits detailed with smoke, nuts and spicy oak. The fruit has richness and is supported by fine phenolic textures and soft acidity which lead to a lively, fresh, very long lingering finish. This is an intriguingly subtle and detailed barrel-influenced Sauvignon Blanc with a fine core. Match with grilled and roasted seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3-4 years. Certified BioGro organic. 18.0+/20 Jul 2013 RRP $28.00

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