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Starborough Sauvignon Blanc

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Now, this is the kind of punchy style of savvy we have grown to love, and expect, out of Marlborough. This one is like a a comfy pair of slippers that feel familiar to you, and shows scents of passionfruit, guava, honeydew melon and a touch of green grass on the nose, whilst the palate is fruity, fullsome and fresh, with more tropical flavours, brisk acidity, and a succulent, long finish. Try it with some tempura prawns - It would be the bomb!

Winemaker's Notes

Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour. This has aromas of ripe gooseberries, capsicums and tropical fruit notes that unfold in the glass. Dry to taste, this has full, rich flavours of gooseberries, passionfruit and melons showing good lusciousness and juiciness through the palate. The palate is mouthfilling with soft textures, but has lively acidity for vibrancy.

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Starborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage is based on estate-grown g Rapes, from the Awatere Valley (60 per cent) and Wairau Valley (40 per cent), and was mostly handled in tanks; 7 per cent of the blend was barrel-fermented. Freshly herbaceous and highly aromatic, it has a clear, pure Awatere Valley influence, but also shows some riper, Wairau Valley notes. Very fresh and vibrant, it's a finely balanced wine with a dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. The 2011 is fresh, sweet-fruited and finely poised, with ripe stone-fruit, spice and herb flavours, showing very good delicacy and length.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Lifted, leafy nose with some exotic fruit characters. Good flavour profile - quite sweet.
Winestate magazine 2010
Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 vintage is based on estate-grown g Rapes, from the Awatere Valley (60 per cent) and Wairau Valley (40 per cent), and was mostly handled in tanks; 7 per cent of the blend was barrel-fermented. Freshly herbaceous and highly aromatic, it has a clear, pure Awatere Valley influence, but also shows some riper, Wairau Valley notes. Very fresh and vibrant, it's a finely balanced wine with a dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. The 2011 is fresh, sweet-fruited and finely poised, with ripe stone-fruit, spice and herb flavours, showing very good delicacy and length.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Classy young wine, based on Wairau Valley (60%) and Awatere Valley (40%) fruit and mostly handled in tanks. Punchy and pure, with sweet-fruit delights and intense, vibrant gooseberry, melon and lime flavours that linger well.
Winestate 2009

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