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2016 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc "Marlborough"

2016 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc "Marlborough"

Winery: Whitehaven

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Marlborough"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $20

Cases produced: 460,000

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: July 30, 2017

Wine Review: This Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is a very pale straw color. It opens with a white grapefruit, green grass and lime bouquet. On the palate, this wine is light to medium bodied with nice acidity. The flavor profile is grapefruit and tropical fruit blend with a hint of peach. There was some additional mild minerality with refreshing hints of lime. There was a long and pleasing acidic finish. We would suggest serving it with baked haddock topped with browned, buttered bread crumbs and fresh grilled asparagus or crab cakes. - Karen and Stuart

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Pale yellow-green, with star bright clarity. Bouquet: A fragrant array of gooseberry, blackcurrant leaf, boxwood, greengage plums, and a hint of tropical fruit. Palate: A medium bodied wine with vibrant acidity supporting bright, fragrant fruit flavours that linger on a long, clean finish. Serve: Lightly chilled. Food Match: This wine is a perfect accompaniment to summer salads, poultry and shellfish, such as Marlborough’s famous green-lipped mussels. Cellaring: We recommend drinking our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc while it is young and fresh.

Organic status: not organic

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