2016 Te Mata Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
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Here we have a savvy out of NZ that is a real live wire! Lighter-bodied and crunchy in style, there's a truck load of tropical fruits on the nose in the guava, passionfruit and gooseberry vein, along with citrus and a touch of grassiness. The palate is as frisky as a bucking bronco, with fruit salad flavours, crisp acidity, and a vibrant, lip-smacking finish. Seafood here we come!
With sauvignon blanc grapes of such quality, minimal winemaking means the finer aromatics and flavours are preserved. At the winery, the grapes were chilled, gently pressed, and the juice cold-settled before fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Palest gold in the glass.
Passionfruit, guava and lime blossom with a floral lift that is classic Te Mata Sauvignon.
Crushed gooseberry on the palate with grapefruit, grape jelly, fresh lime and fine mineral notes all add up to delicate length and gorgeous concentration. Stylish, refreshing and endlessly sippable.
Best served chilled, either as a refreshing pre-dinner glass of wine, or with salads, seafood dishes, and lightly spiced Asian foods.
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