Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (750ml x 6 bottles)

Case 750ml x 6 bottles.

This bold Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc presents aromas of passionfruit, lime zest and white nectarine. The palate is light-bodied, which builds up and ends on a long, fine and appetizing mineral finish with undertones of gooseberry, passion fruit and classic citrus fruits.

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Description

All the grapes of this wine were estate grown on both alluvial flat and sunny north-facing slopes.
After fermentation for 3 weeks the wine was racked and kept on light lees to develop superb textural characters that are the hallmark of our Sauvignon Blanc.
Aromas of passionfruit, lime zest and white nectarine with subtle musky complexity.
Fresh and intensely aromatic. The palate is lively and vibrant leading to a mouthwatering finish.
Flavours of gooseberry, passionfruit and classic citrus notes, with a long and succulent finish make it very appealing.

Current Awards:

Awards from previous vintages:

 

Accolades

  • Gold Medal- International Wine Challenge 2013
  • Gold Medal – New World Wine Awards 2015
  • Gold Medal – Berliner Wein Trophy 2016
  • Gold Medal – Asia Wine Trophy 2016
  • Blue Gold – Top 100 Sydney International Wine Competition 2017
  • Gold Medal – CWSA 2018
  • Blue Gold – Top 100 Sydney International Wine Competition 2019

Tasting Notes

All the grapes of this wine were estate grown on both alluvial flat and sunny north-facing slopes.
After fermentation for 3 weeks the wine was racked and kept on light lees to develop superb textural characters that are the hallmark of our Sauvignon Blanc.
Aromas of passionfruit, lime zest and white nectarine with subtle musky complexity.
Fresh and intensely aromatic. The palate is lively and vibrant leading to a mouthwatering finish.
Flavours of gooseberry, passionfruit and classic citrus notes, with a long and succulent finish make it very appealing.

Reviews

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 5 Stars. 93/100
It is instantly appealing on the nose showing Gala apple, grapefruit, passionfruit and lime peel aromas, followed by an intensely flavoured palate that is filled with juicy fruit flavours. It is punchy and lively with excellent varietal expression. At its best: now to 2020.

Raymond Chan, 18/20
“..The fruit forms a vibrant and lively palate core and line, and the wine has good acid drive and energy, leading to a lingering, taut finish of passionfruit and chalky minerals. This is an elegantly concentrated and intense Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, tropical fruit, nettles and herbs with mineral notes on a palate with a taut core and lively acidity..