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2014 Stonecroft Wines Sauvignon Blanc

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Stonecroft are one of the original pioneers of the famous Gimblett Gravels region in Hawke's Bay, famous for some seriously intense wines from the areas oldest vines. In turn, this is a textural and clever Savvy with barrel fermentation and more to give it real interest and weight.

Winemaker's Notes

Like 2013, 2014 was a superb season. Fruity flavours of gooseberry and citrus. Partial barrel fermentation imparts a smooth mouth feel and gives a softness to the wine. This is balanced by a refreshing touch of acidity. A great alternative style to Marlborough Savvy and a great successor to the outstanding 2013 vintage.

Appearance: Pale lemon.

Nose: Gooseberry and melon on the nose with a hint of lime.

Palate: Fruity flavours of gooseberry and citrus. Partial barrel fermentation imparts a smooth mouth feel and gives a softness to the wine.

Alcohol: 12.5%

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2014 Stonecroft Wines Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
This Hawke's Bay winery sources grapes from Te Mata Estate's Woodthorpe vineyard, in the Dartmoor Valley. The 2010 vintage is an easy-drinking wine, with tropical-fruit flavours, ripe and rounded.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
This Hawke's Bay winery uprooted its own Sauvignon Blanc vines after the 2001 vintage, but in 2006 purchased grapes from Te Mata Estate's Woodthorpe vineyard, in the Dartmoor Valley. It's a fresh, very ripe and sweet-fruited wine, refreshingly crisp and dry, in a very non-herbaceous style, lively and lingering.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
This Hawke's Bay winery uprooted its own Sauvignon Blanc vines after the 2001 vintage, but due to the tiny size of its total 200. 3 crop, purchased grapes from a vineyard near the coast. A 'oncer', the 2003 vintage is a fully dry wine with fresh, strong, sweet fruit flavours showing good richness.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
At its best, this was a powerful, extremely satisfying Hawke's Bay Sauvignon. The 2001 vintage is a flavoursome wine but less lush and ripe than usual - fresh, very crisp, appley and limey. This is the last of the label; the vines have been uprooted.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
At its best, this is a powerful, extremely satisfying Hawke's Bay Sauvignon. The 1999 vintage, based on vines approaching 20 years old, is a distinctive, very ripe-tasting wine with flavours right at the tropical fruit end of the spectrum. Mouthfilling, with impressive concentration, it's lush and soft, with a rich finish. lovely drinking now onwards.
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
At its best, this is a powerful, extremely satisfying Hawke's Bay Sauvignon. The 1997 has a rich, ripe fragrance and full, vibrant palate, with tropical/melon flavours and lots of charm. The 1998 vintage is fresh and weighty in a gentle, non-aggressive style with limey, sweet-fruit characters and good acidity keeping things lively.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
At its best, this is a powerful, extremely satisfying Hawke's Bay Sauvignon. The 1997 has a rich, ripe fragrance and full, vibrant palate, with tropical/melon flavours and lots of charm. The 1998 vintage is fresh and weighty in a gentle, non-aggressive style with limey, sweet-fruit characters and good acidity keeping things lively.
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
At its best, this is a powerful, extremely satisfying Hawke's Bay Sauvignon. The '95, 10 per cent barrel-fermented, is a lively, mouthfilling wine with good depth of ripe tropical-fruit flavours, showing no sign of an adverse vintage. The 1996 vintage is a lush, soft style, not matured in wood. It's a fully dry wine, but its very ripe and rich, figgy, sweet fruit flavours give it great drinkability.
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
At its best, this is a powerful, extremely satisfying Hawke's Bay Sauvignon. The '95, 10 per cent barrel-fermented, is a lively, mouthfilling wine with good depth of ripe tropical-fruit flavours, showing no sign of an adverse vintage. The 1996 vintage is a lush, soft style, not matured in wood. It's a fully dry wine, but its very ripe and rich, figgy, sweet fruit flavours give it great drinkability.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1990 Vintage) says
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