Spy Valley `Envoy` Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

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Overview

After several years of vineyard and stylistic exploration, we now have a wine we think is pretty special. Selected from our oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines that are Bordeaux clonal selections, these grapes have always been quite different in flavour and palate characteristics than the rest of our vines. The wine gains complexity and structure from oak fermentation and aging.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"Marlborough is coming of age when it comes to chardonnay and pinot noir, and names like Envoy are leading the way. Envoy sauvignon has clearly been assembled with the craftsmanship of Envoy chardonnay and pinot – a level of focus often missing in Marlborough sauvignon. Oak fermented and aged for nine months on lees, there’s a backdrop here of classy oak spice, roast nuts and vanilla, impaled by a gleaming spear of lemon juice acidity that harpoons the palate and careers long through the finish. Its primary fruit triumphs over any oak influence, maintaining a seamless harmony in the midst of the maelstrom, infused with incredible energy and perseverance that will underline a lifespan like Marlborough sauvignon has perhaps never known." Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer, Tyson Stelzer - Winepress

Bright, medium yellow colour. intensely nutty, strong oak-influenced aroma, with very ripe, tropical sauvignon fruit as well. A rich, complex, heavily worked wine with concentrated flavour and great power and persistence. Rating 93 - Huon Hooke, Huonhook.com

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw

Aroma

Gun flint, citrus and fresh herbs.

Palate

The structure is fine and elegant. Secondary barrel influences round out the palate and combine with the restrained fruit from this vintage. The mineral influence from our stony "River" block is apparent.

Cellaring

3 -5 years.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Spy Valley Wines is situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka river are the vineyards of Johnson Estate.

Bryan and Jan Johnson established the first of their 380 acres of estate vineyards in 1993. Pioneers in what was then a Marlborough sub region, the Lower Waihopai development continued with fruit being grown and sold to other wine companies.

From vintage 2000 wine was produced and sold under the Spy Valley label. The brand name SPY VALLEY® is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station (spy base) nearby, part of the Echelon Global Network.

The Envoy range of wines was released in 2007 and represents small parcel wine production from specific vineyard sites off Johnson family estate vineyards. The wines are vineyard designated and represent winemaker interpretations of site and vintage.

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