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Staete Landt Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc

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The 2009 Staete Landt sauvignon blanc is intensely aromatic with rose petals, orangeblossom and tropical fruit characters. In the mouth a soft velvety texture with abundant nectarines and crisp granny smiths, chalky/slaty characters and a round and elegant mineral finish. This wine is drinking well from now onwards but will increase in complexity and reward cellaring for up to 5 years.

Staete Landt Awards & Accolades

"This very subtle and satisfying wine was grown at Rapaura and partly barrel-fermented. Bone dry, it is fleshy, with rich, ripe, tropical flavours, crisp and lively, and excellent drive, immediacy and punch." 5 stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine, April 2010

"Light and zippy, a refreshing mouthful of green apple, green mango and lime aromas and flavors, around a core of pear that lasts on the finish." 90 points - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, March 2010

"Lovely aromatics, nice passionfruit/tropical notes but also some herby freshness. The palate is concentrated, fresh and precise with grass, grapefruit and pear notes. Good acidity and lovely focus. 91 points - Jamie Goode, Wine Spectator, January 2010

Silver - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2010

Winemaker's Notes

The 2009 Staete Landt sauvignon blanc is intensely aromatic with rose petals, orangeblossom and tropical fruit characters. In the mouth a soft velvety texture with abundant nectarines and crisp granny smiths, chalky/slaty characters and a round and elegant mineral finish. This wine is drinking well from now onwards but will increase in complexity and reward cellaring for up to 5 years.

Staete Landt Awards & Accolades

"This very subtle and satisfying wine was grown at Rapaura and partly barrel-fermented. Bone dry, it is fleshy, with rich, ripe, tropical flavours, crisp and lively, and excellent drive, immediacy and punch." 5 stars - Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine, April 2010

"Light and zippy, a refreshing mouthful of green apple, green mango and lime aromas and flavors, around a core of pear that lasts on the finish." 90 points - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, March 2010

"Lovely aromatics, nice passionfruit/tropical notes but also some herby freshness. The palate is concentrated, fresh and precise with grass, grapefruit and pear notes. Good acidity and lovely focus. 91 points - Jamie Goode, Wine Spectator, January 2010

Silver - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2010

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Staete Landt Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc

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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
From a single-vineyard estate that bottles at its Rapaura Road location, this has terrific focus and clarity. Bright passionfruit and gooseberry slots it right into the Marlborough style; hints of grass too. The palate carries rich tropical flavour in svelte, even shape. Balanced and well-finished wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Michael Cooper (2008 Vintage) says
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Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
This small operation has a prime piece of Marlborough real estate and works with attention to detail. No surprise then that the wine is excellent! There are fragrant, savoury minerals driving the nose; the palate has charming texture and rich tropical fruit flavours, a flinty, smoky finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2005 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Ripely scented, rich and zingy, this single-vineyard wine is grown at Rapaura and mostly handled in tanks, with some fermentation in seasoned (at least six-year-old) French oak casks. The 2004 vintage is fleshy and concentrated with crisp, tropical-fruit flavours and scents.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Ripely scented, rich and zingy, this single-vineyard wine is grown at Rapaura and mostly handled in tanks, with some fermentation in seasoned (at least six-year-old) French oak casks. Showing lovely texture, the 2003 vintage is a fully dry but not austere wine with tropical-fruit flavours to the fore, a touch of lees-derived complexity, good weight and roundness and a persistent finish.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
The ripely scented, rich and zingy 2002 vintage was grown in a single Rapaura Road vineyard, 10 per cent barrel-fermented and one-third lees-aged. Full-bodied and tight, with sweet fruit delights, it"s a dry wine with a delicious array of gooseberry, passionfruit and lime flavours and a fresh, crisp, lingering finish.
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