Dog Point Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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About This Wine

Dog Point is an icon of New Zealand’s most famous wine region Marlborough. Renowned for making impeccable wines from hand-picked, estate grown fruit, this sauvignon blanc is a brilliant example of their handy work. Intense aromas of tropical fruits combine with mineral and green citrus notes and a touch of oak. The palate is full bodied and stacked with concentrated citrus fruit flavours. A soft textured palate with an appealing purity of fruit and intensity of flavour, leading to a refreshingly balanced lingering acidity. A great partner to fish, poultry and vegetable dishes, or with aromatic white cheeses. Can be cellared for 2+ years.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Brand Dog Point
Vintage 2013

Wines of Marlborough

Marlborough is at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island and is the leading region in the country, being responsible for 75% of NZ’s wine production and 85% of its exports. Marlborough is internationally renowned for its distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc, described by some wine writers such as Oz Clarke and George Taber as the best in the world. Australia being such a close neighbour, we get a great number of brands imported into the country.

Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough is grown on well-draining alluvial gravels, with large temperature fluctuations between day and night. These conditions are great for growing grapes that strike a perfect balance between ripeness and acidity. The result is sauvignon blanc that is aromatic, driven by tropical fruit flavours but also supported by an herbaceous and mineral character. Aussies often described Marlborough Savvy Blanc as full of passionfruit flavour.

Despite many consumers having an idea of what Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is, the wine is actually made in a wide range of different styles. Wine makers take advantage of different clones, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to give their wines nuance and differentiate their brand from one another. You may have had sauvignon blanc from Marlborough before, but it is always worth exploring some not so commercial brands if it is a style you enjoy.

Other varieties that are produced in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

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