Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Auntsfield continues the proud heritage of Marlborough’s first vineyard and winery established in 1873. Auntsfield’s Single Vineyard wines are made from grapes grown at Auntsfield Estate. Each wine shows the distinctive characteristics of ripeness, texture and minerality – qualities unique to the ancient Greywacke rock and Loess clay soils of the vineyard. This is a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but with extra complexity and minerality than most others.
Pale straw colour. Bursts out of the bottle with intense fruit aromas of passionfruit, gooseberry and canteloupe melon with hints of lime and white peach. Notes of dried herbs, lemongrass, mandarin and blackcurrant add pungency and intensity to the aromatics. Powerful, tight and elegant. Concentrated with a generous weighted mouthfeel. Balanced by an underlying minerality and tight structure for lively tension and textural balance.
A portion of the fruit underwent cool fermentation with cultured yeast in stainless steel tanks. Another portion was subjected to traditional winemaking practices: handpicked, whole bunch pressed and fermented in seasoned oak barrels.
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A superbly styled sauvignon offering brilliant fruit intensity together with focus, poise and structure; the beautifully aromatic bouquet shows passionfruit, green rockmelon, kiwifruit and kaffir lime characters, followed by a concentrated palate that is bright, pristine and lingering. The wine exhibits excellent fruit purity backed by vibrant acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering.
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