Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand Aromatic Competition 2019
It's no secret that Spy Valley produce an outstanding Sauvignon Blanc every year and the 2019 is again a mighty effort. With excellent fruit weight and concentration and a brilliantly bright succulence it delivers plenty of tropical fruit plumpness freshened up with crisp citrus and zesty currant flavours.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"Enticing aromas of grapefruit, feijoa, bell pepper and a hint of orange zest. The palate is mouth filling and vibrant with flavours of citrus, green herbs and tropical fruits. The mid palate is rich and textured while retaining fine acidity and elegance overall. 2019 has the ripeness and structure to promote in ageing ability. Fruit will be at its most vibrant in the first 2 years but expect this vintage to retain its freshness until at least 2024. The palate richness and complex characters should become more apparent as cellaring progresses."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, July 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"It is fabulously fruited and lifted on the nose showing feijoa, kiwifruit, rockmelon and lime peel characters, leading to a succulent palate that is intensely flavoursome. The wine offers terrific fruit purity, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2021."
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."
91/100 James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
"Gently waxy with some chamomile flowers and green mangoes, leading to a palate that carries passion-fruit, mango and ripe peach flavour long and fresh."