Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Wairau River's owners, the Rose family, use some of the oldest vineyards on its estate (planted 1983) for this classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is characterised by intense tropical and stone fruit aromatics, with a ripe and a full-flavoured palate that has depth and texture. A fine, mineral acidity on the finish refreshes the palate and leaves you wanting more.
World Wine – Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned with softly packed and concentrated aromas of pungent passionfruit, tropical fruits and fresh herbs. The nose has softness in presentation with intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate possesses softly concentrated and moderately full, mouthwatering flavours of pungent passionfruit and tropical fruits with fresh herb detail. The fruit sweetness is balanced by light, dry, phenolic textures and structure, with integrated, fresh, lacy acidity. As the wine flows the flavours gently recede to a light, lingering, passionfruity finish. This is a balanced Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, tropical fruit and herb flavours on a dry-textured, mouthwatering palate and an elegant finish. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit predominantly from the ‘Home’ vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel to 13.0% alc. and 3.5 g/L RS. 17/20 Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews July 2017
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