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Mount Barker, Western Australia. The colour is pale straw with green hues. The nose jumps out of the glass, and shows true varietal characteristics of gooseberry with hints of passionfruit On the palate a wonderfully fresh and lively wine. The gooseberry fruit characters give a rich and generous front palate. The structure shows perfect balance between fruitiness and crisp acidity. The finish is long and clean...
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Margaret River, Western Australia. Overt aromas of minerality, fresh herbs and citrus jump from the glass. The palate shows lemon sherbert, juniper and fresh peas. The impression is one of complexity and power, yet the wine is immediately approachable and drinkable. The natural crunchy acidity is balanced by a soft textural mouth-feel. This wine shows great fruit intensity, persistence and length of flavour. Pretty serious stuff for the wine buff and a great drink for those just looking for a glass of this classic Margaret River blend...
Martinborough, New Zealand. One of the most encouraging signs from the Alana vineyard and especially the Sauvignon Blanc is the consistency of fruit expression. This is highlighted by our attention to detail in the vineyard with cropping levels (approx 4 tonnes/acre), fruit exposure with leaf plucking and attention to high quality hand training during the growing season. The fruit handling with hand picking and whole bunch pressing allows the wine to be light and elegant; this pushes forward the mineral citrus expression of our place, and creates a style that works with food and bottle ages well.
Marlborough, New Zealand. Tropical island fruits, melon, guava, lemon, peach and passionfruit with Marlborough famous grassy freshness. For a sauvignon blanc this wine is very complex with fruit and secondary ferment characters. It is soft and easy to drink with a variety of fruits emerging on the long clean finish...
Marlborough, New Zealand. The bouquet is an inviting mix of tropical, passionfruit aromas with notes of musk and box hedge. Palate entry is luscious and lively, bursting with red current, gooseberry and passionfruit, rounding off with a hint of capsicum. This is a fantastic example of Sauvignon Blanc that is equally enjoyable on its own and with food...
"The 2013 is clearly a top vintage. Mouthfilling, with crisp tropical fruit flavours, it shows lovely ripeness, vibrancy and depth. Already delicious, it's a very non-herbaceous style, with concentrated passionfruit-like flavours, good acid spine and a long finish."5 STARS -Michael Cooper, www.michaelcooper.co.nz, August 2013.
TOP 100/BLUE-GOLD MEDAL - 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition.
Marlborough, New Zealand. This wine has a bouquet that is bursting with passionfruit, sweat, gooseberry and red current. The palate is rich, sweet fruited and complex with layers of guava, passionfruit and gooseberry. The acid/fruit balance is excellent with a lovely herbal flinty character and a lingering perfume on...