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Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

If there’s one white variety we have no trouble shifting it would have to be Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This easy drinking example is bursting forth with fruity generosity. Intensely tropical with fresh, citrus character that bounces across the palate with lively intent. It finished with upfront, refreshing acids and persistent flavour. A no brainer for the freshest of seafood, particularly prawns or oysters.

Winemaker's Notes

Our growing season in the Wairau Valley is defined by moderate temperatures, chilly nights and little rainfall. The combination of low-fertility soils and a cool climate naturally restricts yields and intensifies the fruit flavours in our wines.

Appearance: Pale straw gold.

Nose: The aromas and flavours are packed with grapefruit, passionfruit and melon.

Palate: The palate is crisp, bold, well balanced and refreshing.

Cellaring: Drink now while young and vibrant, however will reward with careful cellaring for up to 3 years.

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Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc

Expert Reviews

WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This is looking really good: plenty of green passionfruit aromas and a lime juice thread, grapefruit too, some sweet dark leaf herbs in the mix - good concentration here. The palate delivers a striking lime- and grapefruit-flavoured impression; great balance and depth.
Now
Good Wine Guide
92
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Wairau Valley style with slightly Ôsweaty' aromas. Mouthfilling, with fresh melon, lime and capsicum flavours, a slightly oily texture, lively acidity and excellent ripeness, delicacy and length.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage is a beauty. Mouthfilling, it is tight, dry and rich, with generous tropical-fruit flavours, showing lovely ripeness and delicacy, and firm acid spine. The 2011 is a typical Wairau Valley style, with ripe 'sweaty armpit' aromas and a fleshy palate, offering fresh, strong tropical-fruit flavours, rich and rounded.
2011 - 2012
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
The instantly likeable 2008 vintage is ripely scented, full-bodied and smooth, with ripe tropical-fruit flavours, a herbal undercurrent and creamy-smooth finish.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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