Pistachio, mandarin blossom, toasted coriander seed, flinty struck match and guava aromas all come together in a striking fusion. The palate has a lovely toasty backbone surrounded by fine structure, zesty acidity and nice fruit weight through the mid-palate. The finish goes on and on for miles, I can still taste it now; 10 minutes after tasting. This fumé blanc style sauvignon reminds me of a real vivacious go-getter attending a black tie dinner; dressed up in their best clothes, and trying to keep it all together- bubbling with energy on the inside, but maintaining classy conduct on the outside.
Wine Maker: Chloe Parkinson
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
Vineyards: Rocky Vineyard
Fermentation/Aging: Fermented and matured in French oak for 10 months
Cellaring Potential: Enjoy now and for next 10 years