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Alan McCorkindale Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Here we have a corker of a savvy from Alan McCorkindale out of the church of sav blanc - Marlborough. It's full of that tropical fruit we love - passionfruit, gooseberries and citrus - and it's all wrapped up in frisky acidity, a talcy texture, and a refreshing, zesty finish. Bring on the seafood!

Winemaker's Notes

The colour is pale straw with green hues. The aroma is gooseberry, hawthorn and tropical fruits, with hints of citrus. The palate is vibrant, dry, with a racy acid backbone, pungent fruit intensity with minerality and complexity, very long finish.

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Alan McCorkindale Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Here we have a corker of a savvy from Alan McCorkindale out of the church of sav blanc - Marlborough. It's full of that tropical fruit we love - passionfruit, gooseberries and citrus - and it's all wrapped up in frisky acidity, a talcy texture, and a refreshing, zesty finish. Bring on the seafood!
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
The 2006 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, harvested at 23.2 brix at Rapaura and handled entirely in tanks. It's a dry style (3.6 grams/litre of residual sugar), weighty and fleshy, with gooseberry, lime and passionfruit flavours, smooth and lingering.
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
The 2004 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, ripe and finely balanced, with melon and green-capsicum flavours showing considerable richness.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2001 vintage which had a small barrel-ferment component, is a distinctive wine - a serious, almost minerally style of Sauvignon with substantial weight and fresh grapefruit and lime flavours, crisp and long.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
Tasted prior to bottling, the debut 1999 vintage (not rated) is as good as you'd expect from Corbans' former chief winemaker in Marlborough. Grown at the Johnson vineyard in the Waihopai Valley and 10 per cent barrel-fermented, it's a powerful wine with ripe fruit aromas and penetrating flavours of passionfruit and lime. Mouthfilling and intense, with a touch of complexity, in its infancy it looked extremely promising.
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