Wine: 2013 Petit Clos Sauvignon Blanc by Clos Henri Awarded: Bronze (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: www.clos-henri.com/ Notes: Fantastic vibrant Sauvignon with luscious lemon and lime notes, hint of grapefruit and a flint like minerality alongside herbaceous nuances. Well balanced acidity, leading to a long, sustained citrus finish. Drinking best now, or through to early 2016.
Wine: Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Awarded: Elite Silver (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: Further proving Villa Maria’s commitment to environmentally respectful wine making, Villa Maria have extended their organic range to Cellar selection Sauvignon for 2013. An intense, punchy aroma or lime, cut grass, and summer berries. Tangy passion fruit, passion fruit and nectarine present […]
Wine: Walnut Block 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Awarded: Elite Bronze (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: www.walnutblockwines.co.nz/ Notes: Beautiful, zesty Sauvignon with all of the notes expected from this premium Sav region. A sweet citrus nose, with aroma’s of passion fruit, lime, and peach. Sweet tropical and citrus fruit flavours, balanced against savoury green capsicum nuances for a pleasant, sustained finish. Drinking best […]
Wine: Naked Vine Wine Mt Patriarch 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Awarded: Silver (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: A zesty summer Sauvignion Blanc, taking a Silver medal at the first Organic Wine Awards. Aroma’s of sweet lime, fresh cut herbs, and a flint minerality. Dry to the taste, yet refreshing, with crisp citrus acidity balanced against sweet tropical undertones and ripe gooseberries. […]
Wine: Loveblock 2013 Organic Sauvignion Blanc Awarded: Elite Gold (2014) Region: Marlborough Website: http://loveblockwine.com/ Notes: A new focus project from acclaimed winemakers Erica and Kim Crawford, has landed an Elite Gold at the inaugural NZ Organic Wine Awards, which translates roughly to ‘grab it whilst you can!’ . This Sauvignion Blanc has a wonderful purity, both in the taste, […]
Wine: The Darling Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Awarded: Elite Bronze (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: An intense, punchy, appealing aroma of tropical fruits, herbs and flora. This exceptionally well balanced wine combines flavours of early season stone-fruit, refined citrus and hints of tropical fruit. A 10% parcel which has been barrel fermented adds to the wines complexity, to create an overall […]
Wine: Giesen Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Awarded: Elite Silver (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: A bold step into organic production from one of Marlborough’s well established, and prolific exporters. Restrained Grapefruit, lemongrass and cut-grass, for a well balanced, elegant wine. Perfect for 2014/15 drinking.
Wine: Richmond Plains Blue Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Awarded: Elite Bronze (2014) Region: Nelson Notes: An elegant medium bodied, fantastically balanced oaked Sauvignon Blanc. Blending traditional Sauvignon character such as lemon, gooseberry and stonefruit against the buttery oak backdrop to create a sophisticated, balanced wine, whilst retaining enough complexity to keep you curious. Drinking well now, however stone fruit […]
Wine: Wairau River ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Awarded: Elite Silver (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: A stunning Sauvignon, with something to please everybody. Plenty of aroma’s and tastes to be expected from a Marlborough Sauvignon, such as grapefruit, lime and green capsicum. But also more complex aroma’s and taste, such as cut grass, fresh herbs and mineral. Drinking very […]
Wine: Villa Maria 2013 Single Vineyard Templar Sauvignon Blanc Awarded: Elite Gold (2014) Region: Marlborough Notes: It’s fantastic to see one of NZ’s wine giants making meaningful investments into organic wine making. The 2013 Templar Sauvignon provides Villa Maria with the pay-off for these efforts. A fantastic crisp Sav, which meets and exceeds all traditional Sauvignon expectations. Strong […]