Dog Point, Section 94, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
A complex full-bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality and fresh herbal influence, complimented by a slightly funky edge.
Dog Point's Section 94 is a premium oak-aged Sauvignon Blanc - full-bodied, rich and creamy - a perfect marriage of old world philosophies and new world technologies.
Fruit for the Section 94 is sourced from the Wairau Valley sub-region of Marlborough and, unusually for Sauvignon, the wine was aged for 18 months in old French oak barrels give a distinctive character.
Dog Point Vineyard is the largest organic Biogro certified vineyard in New Zealand, with practices including turning winery waste a healthy organic compost and collecting leachate to use as fertiliser to help conserve moisture and improve soil structure, plus the planting of buckwheat between the vines to encourage beneficial insects for biological control of insect pests. Over the winter months, sheep are brought onto the property to control grass and weed growth and assist in adding organic matter to the soil.
93 POINTS - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Feb 2018
92 POINTS - Jamie Goode Wine Reviews, Dec 2017
TIM’S TOP 13 - "The Lismore Sauvignon Blanc Tasting" (pitching South Africa against the rest of the world, focused on wooded Sauvignon Blanc and white Bordeaux blends), Tim Atkin MW, Mar 2018
Pure focused fruit aromas of ripe citrus, white peach, a pleasant fragrance of white blossom. A complex full-bodied style of Sauvignon Blanc with a chalky minerality and fresh herbal influence, complimented by a slightly funky reductive edge.