Wrights Gisborne Fume Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 08-Jun-2015
Full, even, light orange colour with some depth, lighter on rim. The nose is fulsome and bold with well layered and interwoven aromas of ripe tropical fruits, savoury yellow stonefruit, spicy citrus elements, nutty oak and smoke. The complexity of character is the feature. Dry to taste and full-bodied, the palate has layers of complex and funky flavours. Crystallised tropical and citrus fruits, nuts, spices and smoke open across the mouth. The oaking contributes to the interest. The wine is rich in fruit sweetness, and framed by balanced mouthfilling textures and structure. The wine flows with positive drive and grip, underlined by fresh acidity lending tension and energy, carrying through to a very long, rich, spicy, exotic finish, with very fine grip. This is an exotic, complex skin-contact Sauvignon Blanc with rich fruit, balanced textures and a lively mouthfeel. Match with Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine and a variety of white meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon from the ‘Valley’ and ‘Terrace’ vineyards, Ormond, hand picked fruit including ungrafted Sauvignon Blanc vines planted in the 1980s. Indigenous yeast fermentation on skins to 13.5% alc., the wine spending a total of 30 days on skins, the wine aged 10 months in seasoned oak with partial MLF. Certified AsureQuality organic. 18.5/20 Jun 2015 RRP $28.00

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