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"Excellent fruit purity & a sense of elegance" Wine Orbit

"Texturally attractive with crisp acidity, finishing long & mouth-watering" Wine Orbit

A versatile wine, pair with fresh, zesty seafood dishes or something with a bit of spice!

Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$25.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $311.88 12 Btls, $271.20
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Single Vineyard
Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Coal Pit Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Enticing bouquet of Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of red apple and lemon, fresh lychee and wet stone minerality
$25.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $311.88 12 Btls, $271.20

Accolades

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

Awarded 90/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2019

Description

  • Dry style
  • Rockmelon
  • Lychee & white florals
  • Crisp acidity

"The wine exhibits excellent fruit purity and a sense of elegance; the bouquet shows green rockmelon, apple, lemon peel and subtle jasmine aromas, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is linear and vibrant. It is texturally attractive with crisp acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2023" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sep 2019

"Enticing bouquet of Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of red apple and lemon, fresh lychee and wet stone minerality. white flowers, soft pure tropical fruit aromas and a fresh, sweet green herb layer. Dry on the palate with a pure lemon flesh and green apple core of fruit followed by a white flower and wet stone flavour, fresh herb, high acidity and vibrant youthful finish. Great as an aperitif with or without food with best drinking from late 2020 through 2023. This wine will continue to develop over the next 2-3 years offering cellar attributes as well as early drinking" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2019

This tank fermented style of Sauvignon Blanc demonstrates great purity of fruit and opens with a vibrant nose of lemongrass, passionfruit and citrus. Intense minerality typical of the Coal Pit vineyard lingers on the palate, drawing out the length, and finishes with flavoursome guava, fennel seed and lime.

Grown on a single vineyard, the 25 year old vines successfully carried the crop to ripeness through valuable hang time at the end of the season, which once again occurred without rain or disease pressure. A portion of the grapes were foot stomped in a traditional manner to further increase complexity through skin contact, and 20% of the blend was fermented with wild (indigenous) yeast.

The 2019 growing season produced some exceptional fruit but was a roller coaster ride! Although warm overall, it started with frosts in early Spring and even a blanketing of snow for Gibbston in November. March and April provided a long steady ripening period, with some late frosts towards the tail end of harvest.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with everything from seafood to spicy dishes, and best of all good company. A versatile wine with ageing potential.

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