Sauvignon Blanc is quite rightly New Zealand's outstanding contribution to the wine world.The reasons are varied but often come back to fruit purity and clarity of flavour that, at their best, symbolise the dramatics of our land, mountains and sea.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
It's lively and nicely fragrant on the nose displaying lemon/lime zest, currant and herbaceous characters. The palate is light and crisp with bright acidity and a lingering dry finish. At its best: now to 2013.Rating 84 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (JAN/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pungently aromatic in the varietal sweetpea/passion-fruit spectrum. This cocktail of fruit has a base of tropical melon.
This is a light bodied wine with a brightness, a natural vibrancy; a life. This vibrancy is accompanied by a mineral salt note, not unlike sea salt in taste but certainly in its magnifying effects of flavour. The finish has volume, without being loud, tempered with a citrus like minerality and a grapefruit pith texture.