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"An attractive & intriguing wine" Bob Campbell, MW

"Appealing, quite complex wine with floral, orange blossom, peach, white pepper & subtle spice" Bob Campbell, MW

Perfect with oysters, seafood, pasta & chicken dishes

Loveblock Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$19.99p/Btl
Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars Organic Wine Vegan Wine Bio Grow
Loveblock Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Loveblock Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The grapes for this wine are from the winemakers certified-organic Woolshed vineyard on Loveblock Farm...
$19.99p/Btl

Accolades

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2019

Description

  • Dry style
  • 25% barrel fermented
  • French oak
  • Pineapple & guava

"Made without the addition of sulphites by using green tea as an alternative antioxidant. Appealing and quite complex wine that's more vinous than fruity with floral, orange blossom, peach, white pepper and subtle spice flavours supported by peppery tannins. An attractive and intriguing wine that could become even more interesting in the medium-term, although I'd tend to drink it up as cellaring potential is as yet unknown" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2019

Pale straw with a hint of green and gold. Complex and elegant Sauvignon Blanc bouquet, with pineapple, guava and sweet meadow grass aromas. Rounded and textured, with pineapple, tropical fruit and a sweet basil edge followed by ripe peach on the back palate. A chalky minerality and complexity complements the fruit. Drink now and through 2022.

The grapes for this wine are from the winemakers certified-organic Woolshed vineyard on Loveblock Farm, in the Lower Dashwood sub-region of Marborough’s Awatere Valley. The soil type is predominately aged alluvial loams containing some silt loam over stone. Dependent on vigour, the vines are pruned to two, three or four canes and trained in a normal vertical shoot position. Ideal flowering conditions, followed by a warm dry summer, meant that the grapes were picked in perfect condition. As vine vigour determines the crop load, the yield was an average of 9 tonnes per hectare. Harvest occurred in the month of March. No sulphur or ascorbic acid were used in the vineyard as per organic winemaking practices.

Harvested in the cool Marlborough mornings (25 percent by hand and 75 percent by machine), the fruit for this wine was batch produced in small amounts, with soil variation within the vineyard determining the batch size. The handpicked portion was barrel-fermented separately with natural wild yeasts until dry in neutral old French oak barrels filled straight from the press, malolactic fermentation then occurred. In addition, 20 percent of the tanks underwent full malolactic fermentation to reduce acidity. Post fermentation, only the best parcels were selected for the final Loveblock blend.

Perched on top of the hills overlooking Marlborough's Awatere Valley, the Loveblock is far removed from the agricultural bustle in the valley below. From here you can almost see the end of the planet, the peace lifts you above your troubles. Winemkaers are charged with creating the best wine they can to express this extraordinary place and its unique aspect. They follow their deeply held belief of low intervention farming, which allows the wine to show its true and naked terroir. Loveblock is their heart and soul.

Food Pairing: Oysters, seafood, pasta and chicken.

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