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It’s no secret that this is a great drop every year. The 2018 is no exception

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.8%
  • Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

$21.99 $17.99 elsewhere $21.99

Regions : Marlborough

It’s no secret that this is a great drop every year. The 2018 is no exception

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It's no secret that Spy Valley produce an outstanding Sauvignon Blanc every year but there's still a little secrecy around just how good the 2018 vintage is. It is yet to be released out onto the wider market and here at Vino Fino we are the first in New Zealand to stock the 2018 and to spread the news. The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a mighty effort from Spy Valley with excellent fruit weight and concentration and a brilliantly bright succulence. We Spy some gold medals coming this way.

Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Aromas of grapefruit, lime zest, with sweet underlying passionfruit pulp. Dry with vibrant acid tension, classic Marlborough interplay of tropical fruits, citrus, zesty currant and guava flavours."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"Typically a very good buy. The 2018 vintage, grown in the Wairau and Waihopai valleys, was partly barrel-fermented and made in a dry style (1.3 grams/litre of residual sugar). Light lemon/green, it is vibrantly fruity and tangy, with passionfruit, lime and green-capsicum flavours, showing a touch of complexity, good intensity, and a crisp, racy finish."

Reviews for the 2017 vintage below…

Top 10, 5 Stars & Best Buy Cuisine Sauvignon Blanc Tasting, December 2017 (2017 Vintage)
"Paul Bourgeois and his team at Spy Valley have produced a racy, up-tempo style. It leans towards the lively, green end of the flavour spectrum, with jalapeño and chive notes prominent. There is plenty of flinty texture and drive to this wine. It’s a style that would work fabulously alongside a crayfish bisque."

4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, October 2017 (2017 Vintage)
"Bright, very pale straw colour, near colourless on the rim. The nose is softly full and voluminous with aromas of passionfruit and gooseberries, white florals, fresh herbs and a fine line of minerals. The aromatics have elegance, depth and intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has soft, mouthfilling flavours of passionfruit with subtle notes of gooseberries, fresh herbs and snow peas. The fruit is refreshing with mineral nuances. The mouthfeel is well-balanced with gentle richness and liveliness. The wine flows easily and smoothly to a soft, elegant, lingering finish of passionfruit and herbs. This is a soft and gently mouthfilling Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit and gooseberry flavours with balanced acidity and fruit richness. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. MS clone fruit from the Waihopi and Wairau valleys, fermented in stainless-steel with 6% in oak barrels to 12.0% alc. and 2.8 g/L RS."

IWC 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Citrus and mineral on the nose. Pithy red grapefruit and elderflower. Subtle and restrained style."

89/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Herbal leading perfume with notes of passionfruit and light tropical fruits, squeeze of citrus and some grassiness. Juicy with good concentration of pure fruit flavour, crisp acidity and some faint yeasty notes. A touch of complexity but all the freshness there."

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