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Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

New
Auntsfield, Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12
£14.50
Qty
Total

£14.50

Information
Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc 100% Wine Style: Crisp, Fresh Whites Winemaker: Luc Cowley Optimum Drinking: 2019-2023 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Bob Campbell Code: 103295 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Auntsfield's latest Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 comes from a warm New Zealand vintage which, when combined with the rich Southern Valleys soils, has produced an opulent, concentrated kiwi Sauvignon, balanced with vibrant acidity, underlying minerality and a silky mouthfeel. If you have enjoyed previous vintages of this Member's favourite, you'll love the 2018.

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. A portion of the 2018 crop was seasoned oak barrels, adding texture and complexity.

Reviews

"This is hugely youthful, and at this early stage in its life it's slightly taut aromatically. However, the richer soils of its Southern Valleys location - and the warm 2018 season - have yielded a Sauvignon Blanc with a fuller, more opulent mouthfeel than you'd experience on the alluvial Wairau Valley floor. There are ripe flavours of red apple and pineapple mingled with elderflower, blackcurrant and flint. It’s impeccably balanced, with a flush of mouthwatering acidity on the medium-length finish." Rebecca Gibb, Decanter Magazine

"Bright, tangy sauvignon blanc with gooseberry, lime, grapefruit, pineapple and a suggestion of passionfruit flavours. A punchy, assertive and flavoursome wine." Bob Campbell MW