This is a “serious” style of Sauvignon Blanc, designed to complement food rather than overpower it and to develop in bottle. Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc frequently stands out in tastings of aged or back vintage Marlborough Sauvignons.
The wine is dry and medium-weight. Less assertive on the nose than some, this wine builds through the palate with great fruit complexity and concentration, culminating in a delicious, lingering finish.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
"This is a fine example of restraint and balance. The herbaceous aromatics and flavours are lifted but not noisy; the acidity has definition but doesn’t cut too deeply. “A delightful, delicate glass of wine,” Four stars - John Belsham." Cuisine, January 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
The Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is intensely aromatic and complex on the nose displaying multi-layered characters of fresh basil, mint and coriander with subtle notes of mandarin peel.
A mouth-watering yet smoothly integrated palate reveals notes of passion fruit, papaya and a strong textural component.
Delicious upon release, this wine will improve for 3-5 years post vintage.
Try with Snapper ceviche with chilli and lime, avocado and tomato, with coriander salsa.