When Jules talks about Sauvignon Blanc, clouds part and celestial choirs sing. This is the wine Jules loves.
Jules loves this wine because it is so expressive of the site where it’s grown. It's a grape that, within a row - and even within a bunch - has an incredible diversity of pure flavour.
This stunningly juicy drop captures the essence of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The palate embraces concentrated flavours of citrus and passionfruit and carries subtle hints of fresh summer herbs with lemongrass. These flavours linger giving a long well-rounded finish to the wine.
Download the Sauvignon Blanc 2016 tasting notes (PDF, 697 KB)
The fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc was grown in the Hawkesbury, Lower Wairau and Awatere Valley sub regions of Marlborough. Each parcel of fruit was chosen for its specific contribution to the aroma, flavour and structure of the resultant blend. In order to encourage the flavours of each individual vineyard parcel to come through in the final blend I’ve kept the winemaking deliberately simple. The grapes were harvested, pressed and cold settled over a period of 48 hours. After racking off juice lees, a long, cool fermentation with selected yeast strains took place. Post fermentation, the components were blended, stabilised and bottled with a screwcap closure to retain freshness. As with all my wines, this Sauvignon Blanc is best when consumed with great food & good friends!
Juicy, fresh and brand spanking new, this intensely tropical tasting Sauvignon Blanc shines the spotlight on the freshest wines on the market in this country right now – 2016 whites. It’s a super fresh sunshine-in-a-glass style of wine with tropical fruit – pineapples, papayas – a medium body and long finish. What’s not to like.
Opens with a burst of fresh green flavours, showing lemongrass and thyme notes up front . A core of lemon-lime leads to a crisp finish. Drink now.
Wine Spectator - M.W