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"Terrific fruit purity & vibrancy, leading to a succulent finish" Wine Orbit

"Impressively aromatic howing passionfruit, nectarine & lime sorbet characters" Wine Orbit

Delicious with tempura battered vegetables or scallops & grilled white fish from the BBQ

Holdaway Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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$13.99p/Btl
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Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Vegan Wine
Holdaway Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Holdaway Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Member rating / 3
The grapes for this wine were sourced from several blocks from a single estate located in Marlborough’s Lower Wairau Valley...
$13.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $83.94 6 Btls, $72.99

Accolades

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

Description

  • Dry style
  • Ripe citrus
  • Grapefruit & mandarin
  • Elegant acidity

"It's impressively aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, nettle, nectarine and lime sorbet characters. The palate displays excellent concentration and focus, together with terrific fruit purity and vibrancy, leading to a gorgeously long succulent finish. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

This wine has a complex array of flavours, with lifted aromas of ripe citrus including grapefruit and mandarin, it also shows passionfruit along with hints of nettles and bell pepper. The palate has a refreshing but elegant acidity, with appealing fruit weight and a delicate minerality that leads through to a pleasant and lingering finish.

The grapes for this wine were sourced from several blocks from a single estate located in Marlborough’s Lower Wairau Valley, owned by the Holdaway Family.

The 2020 vintage was an excellent one for Marlborough.  A warm and dry summer gave us perfect ripening conditions, with the classic Marlborough cool nights helping the grapes retain their acidity.  The harvest period had ideal conditions, with no weather pressure so harvest decisions were made easily, resulting in clean fruit with excellent flavour concentration.

The vineyards have a varied range of soils from fertile free draining vigorous soils to difficult, tight clay soils. They have all greatly benefited from compost applications, cover crops and targeted nutrition over recent years. Experience has shown us that this results in optimal flavour production and balance in our Sauvignon Blanc wines.

In 1842 James Holdaway arrived in Nelson and by 1853 at only 17 years of age he was working in Marlborough. One of his many jobs was driving a bullock dray carrying wool from the Awatere Valley to the Wairau Bar. In 1864 he purchased land in Dillons Point on the lower Wairau plains which he named Lowlands. Now his descendants grow Sauvignon Blanc grapes on this land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alcohol

12.6%

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NZ (from $5.99)

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4 Stars

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Think I commented before ... lovely, fruity, smooth. That's why I ordered again.

Graham - 13/12/2020


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