**GOLD MEDAL AIR NEW ZEALAND AWARDS***
Country: New Zealand Region: Martinborough
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Palliser Sauvignon Blanc
The maritime climate of Martinborough coupled with thoughtful viticultural practices delivers ripe intensely flavored Sauvignon Blanc
Colour: Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour, pale edged.
Aroma: The nose is fresh, elegant ant tightly bound with aromas of white florals, gooseberries, fresh herbs and limes, unfolding esters and passionfruit elements in the glass.
Ageing Potential: 4 Years
Dry to taste and medium-bodied, elegantly proportioned, bright and juicy flavours of white stonefruits, gooseberries and fresh herbs feature on the palate. The mouthfeel is lively and refreshing with slippery acidity enhancing the fruit richness. The wine flows smoothly, gently fading to a dry, fine-textured finish. This is a fresh juicy, up-front Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry fruit and a slippery, smooth mouthfeel.
Fruit predominantly from the ‘Palliser’ and ‘Pencarrow’ vineyards with grapes from the ‘Collins’ and ‘Southdown’ sites, stainless-steel fermented to 13.3% alc. and 4.1 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees.
Food Matches: Seafood / Chicken / Mussels / Hors d'Oeuvres