TE WHARE RA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The majority of fruit for this wine comes from the Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough. The growing conditions in this area are characterised by low fertility soils, cooler night-time temperatures and warmer days than in the Wairau Valley. This results in a longer ripening season which is all important for balanced wines with purity, ripe acidity and flavour concentration. The wines from this area tend to be more restrained in their youth but have great texture, structure and longevity which is why we choose to make an Awatere predominant blend."
5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A delightful expression; the inviting bouquet shows grapefruit, feijoa, rockmelon and lemongrass characters with a hint of musky complexity. The palate is beautifully weighted and finely textured, and delivers bright fruit intensity and juicy acidity, finishing impressively long and mouth-watering. The wine offers varietal purity as well as subliminal savoury notes. Grapes were grown in Awatere Valley and Renwick districts, and a small portion (8%) was barrel fermented. At its best: now to 2021."
5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, June 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"​Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is very elegant and finely proportioned with very good depth of pure gooseberry and passionfruit aromas along with notes of fresh herbs and snow peas. This is taut and concentrated, showing minerally elements. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has a concentrated core of passionfruit and gooseberries, entwined with fresh herbs and snow peas, the fruit showing richness and sweetness. The mouthfeel possesses a stylish juiciness with fresh, racy acidity, the wine flowing briskly along a refined phenolic line. The flavours retain restraint, and the palate carries to a sustained, dry, mouthwatering finish. This is a stylishly concentrated and refined Sauvignon Blanc with fresh passionfruit and gooseberry flavours along with herb nuances on a fine-textured, thirst-quenching palate. Serve with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2+ years. 79% of the fruit from the ‘Trelawne Farm’ vineyard Awatere and 21% from the TWR ‘Home Block’, Renwick, cool-fermented in tank with 6% in older French oak demi-muids to 13.5% alc., the wine aged on fine lees. 2,950 cases made."
93/100 Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, February 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"​Marlborough sauvignon blanc from one of the region’s best producers. Mostly fermented in stainless steel but 8% barrel fermented. It’s a sauvignon blanc with a bit of presence. Just enough. It tastes of lemongrass, citrus and passionfruit pulp, whispers of woodsmoke and gravel adding gravity. It’s not heavy but it has some weight, some purpose. Its textural qualities almost go without saying. It’s good."


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