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Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

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Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

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Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12

Regular Price: £14.25

Special Price £12.82

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£12.82

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Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc 100% Wine Style: Crisp, Fresh Whites Winemaker: Luc Cowley Optimum Drinking: 2017-2024 Reviewer Rating: 98-100 Reviewer: Decanter Code: 102903 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 was rated an 'Exceptional 98-100 points' by Decanter Magazine!

Auntsfield continues the proud heritage of Marlborough’s first vineyard and winery established in 1873.

Their 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.

Auntsfield Estate produce a distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc, with great texture, complexity and length, balancing the classic Marlborough fruit spectrum and aromatics with richness and mouthfeel.

Reviews

"Weighty, quite intense red capsicum, gooseberry and nectarine flavours, also showing impressive purity and length." Bob Campbell MW, Decanter judge

"Beautifully poised and extravagant: gooseberry, green grass and elderflower, crunchy acid and harmonious, good length. Yum!" Melanie Brown, Decanter judge

"Classic mix of fresh and dried herbs, fine citrus and tropical passion fruit andpeach hints. This is balanced and fresh, lively and lengthy, a nice wine overall. Cameron Douglas MS, Decanter judge

"Estate-grown on the south side of the Wairau Valley, on the site where the region’s first wines were made in the 1870s, the 2016 vintage was mostly fermented in tanks; a small percentage was handled in old oak casks. Bright, light lemon/green, it is freshly scented, mouthfilling and dry, with excellent intensity of tropical-fruit flavours, tight and youthful." Michael Cooper, 2017 Wine Buyer’s Guide

Aromas of fresh passionfruit, ripe citrus and lime. Notes of dried herbs, lemongrass, jalapeno and blackcurrant add pungency and intensity to the aromatics. While on the palate this wine is powerful, tight and elegant. It displays intense ripe fruit flavours of passionfruit juice and white peach, with citrus notes of lime and mandarin pith. The palate has intense concentration and generous weight, balanced by an underlying minerality and tight structure to shape a wine with lively tension and textural balance.