Bright, pale straw-yellow color with slight green hues, very pale on rim. The bouquet is fresh, tightly concentrated and penetrating with an amalgam of pungent passion fruit and gooseberry aromas, lifted with subtle tropical fruit elements. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, tight and intense flavors of passion fruit are entwined with layers of herbs and minerals. The mouthfeel is rounded with fine textures and soft acidity, but showing good depth and density of fruit weight. The flavors are rich and pungent, revealing a lusciousness and juiciness, balanced and enlivened by lacy acidity on the finish. This is an intensely rich, lush and pungent Sauvignon Blanc with a soft mouthfeel and lacy acidity. Serve with vegetables and salads, and with Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years
Marlborough Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Alana McGettigan, Winemaker, BSc – Fitting in two vintages every year is not a problem for the ebullient Alana McGettigan. Born and raised in the town of Methven, Canterbury, she is the other “flying winemaker” in the Kiwi-Oeno force, making the trek to Europe every September to assist in managing the harvest and vintage in Northern and Central Italy, Sicily and Southern France.