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"Crisp, dry & punchy" Michael Cooper

"The inviting bouquet shows passionfruit, feijoa, nectarine & lime peel characters" Wine Orbit

A lovely match to spring platters with Goats Cheese & Feta

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$17.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86
Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 4.5 Stars Awarded 4 Stars
Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Vineyards have been selected for their quality and ability to express unique regional flavours...
$17.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $107.94 6 Btls, $93.86

Accolades

Awarded 91/100 Points & 4.5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

Awarded 4 Stars

Michael Cooper, Dec 2019

Description

  • Freshly scented 
  • Crisp, dry & punchy 
  • Passionfruit & lime
  • Juicy feijoa 

"Looking good for the summer of 2019-20, the 2019 vintage is full-bodied and freshly scented, with good intensity of ripely herbaceous flavours, crisp, dry and punchy" Michael Cooper, Dec 2019

"Fresh and vibrant, the inviting bouquet shows passionfruit, feijoa, nectarine and lime peel characters, leading to a lively palate that is juicy and intensely flavoured. The wine offers terrific fruit power and persistency, finishing long and mouthwatering" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

The wine is pale lemon in colour, with vibrant tropical fruit aromas of passionfruit and lychees. Layered beneath there are hints of gooseberry, citrus and dried herbs. The palate is generous, yet remains fresh and lively, with a satisfying crisp finish. Favourable vintage conditions have added richness and texture to the wine, while still retaining its classic zesty
freshness.

Unsettled weather over flowering resulted in a lighter than average set, meaning that no further fruit thinning was necessary. A classic North Canterbury summer then enabled this smaller crop to ripen beautifully. Accelerated maturation allowed harvest to take place slightly earlier than usual, and favourable autumn weather ensured the grapes were picked in
perfect condition.

The grapes were picked in separate batches during April, the aim being to produce a spectrum of ripe yet zesty aromas and flavours in the finished wine. After gentle pressing of the berries, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to help the wine express its varietal purity. It was subsequently kept on its natural yeast deposit (sur lie) for a short while before bottling, in order to help fill out the mid-palate and add extra complexity.

Food Pairing: A lovely match to spring platters with Goats Cheese & Feta.

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