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Mud House Sauvignon Blanc

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The Sauvignon Blanc tidal wave shows no signs of abating and the quality on offer just gets better and better. Marlborough continue to produce the kind of aromatic whites that please a plethora of palates, with the combination of tropical fruits and zesty acids. This is the very essence of Kiwi savvy with lifted guava and green herbs before a full on palate of tropical fruit and citrus, some green bean characters and a long, balanced finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale Straw

Nose: Pure aromas of passion fruit, snow pea and fresh citrus.

Palate: The concentrated tropical and fresh snow pea flavours fill the front palate. Juicy grapefruit acidity give the wine its lovely freshness and length.

Food: Salmon Cakes

Cellaring: Now - 2014


Awards and Accolades


Pure Elite Gold Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012

Gold Medal - Finland Wine of the Year 2013

Silver Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show 2012

Silver Medal - International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012

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Mud House Sauvignon Blanc

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This Marlborough sauvignon has a heady mix of wild herbs, capsicum, green passionfruit and gooseberry. The palate's tangy, light and juicy, with sweet herb flavours and a bright, easy finish.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
This has plenty of passionfruit on the nose, fresh and lively. The palate has the same fresh passionfruit pulp too - really quite rich and full-flavoured, with a fresh river of acid running right throughout.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Leafy and gravel-scented wine, it has some wild mountain herbs too. The palate is rich, this has juicy ripeness, plenty of tropical fruits and looks a bit thick and heavy, needs a good chill to tighten it up.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light yellow-green; the bouquet is delicate and fine, with flashes of tropical/passionfruit aroma. The palate is quite light and crisp, with a delicate mid-palate, before moving through to a slightly minerally grip to the finish. This note and rating give the benefit of the doubt on the level of volatile acidity in the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
87
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the bouquet is clean, moderately ripe with gooseberry notes. The palate provides the flavours promised by the bouquet, having both depth and some grip on the finish which helps the wine structurally.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
88

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