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  • A quintessential Marlborough Sav from an award winning family.
  • Energetic & lively on the palate, with a tantalisingly fresh aroma.
  • "An ultra-tangy tropical tsunami of taste'- Yvonne Lorkin
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose A full, voluminous nose of tropical fruit, peach and passion fruit, cut grass and snow peas.
Palate A crisp and mouth-watering palate of citrus, fresh passion fruit and herb flavours, with a racy finish.
Food Pairing Seafood & salads.
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes A quintessential Marlborough Sav from an award winning family. Energetic & lively on the palate, with a tantalisingly fresh aroma. "An ultra-tangy tropical tsunami of taste'- Yvonne Lorkin
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2017
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.6%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Marlborough
When most people think of New Zealand wine, the first thing that comes to mind will be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This one variety more than any other helped springboard New Zealand on to the world-wine scene.

The region is located on the northern end of the south island, nestled around the town of Blenheim, and for many years was a sheep region. It was Montana wines, who in 1973 planted the first vines in the region “too far south to grow good wine.” At the time the region was the southernmost region in the country, but nowadays Central Otago takes south to a whole new level.

Plenty of sunshine hours, relatively low rainfall and cool temperatures provide the perfect conditions for growing world-class Sauvignon Blanc the region is renowned for. Other whites grown include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Sparkling wines. Pinot Noir dominates the red varieties grown, though is typically lighter bodied than Central Otago or Martinborough Pinots.
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Raymond Chan
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous with up-front aromas of pungent passionfruit along with hints of tropical fruits and fresh herbs. The aromatics show good depth, unfolding a little cut grass and notes of snow peas. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate s crisp and taut with an elegant and moderately concentrated core with flavours of passionfruit, fresh herbs, cut grass and snow pea. The fruit is bright and refreshing with cooler spectrum notes, and the mouthfeel has zesty acidity providing energy and liveliness. This has linearity, and the flavours flow along a tight phenolic line, leading to a brisk, racy, lingering finish. This is a crisp and racy, taut and elegantly concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with fresh passionfruit and herb flavours. Match with seafood, salads and vegetables and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Marlborough fruit fermented to 12.61% alc. and 3.1 g/L RS, the wine undergoing batonnage.

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