The 2017 vintage from Black Cottage is another stunning Sauvignon Blanc. Pale yellow in colour this Sauvignon Blanc has a vibrant nose, full of passion fruit and gooseberry. The palate is lively and well-balanced with concentrated tropical and passion fruit flavours, mingling with juicy acidity and leading to a long lingering finish. Very, very drinkable.
Accolades and Awards:
Raymond Chan, Raymondchanwinereviews.com "Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues on the rim. This has a fresh and slender nose with tightly bound and moderately concentrated aromas of gooseberries with fresh herbs, subtle passionfruit and nettle notes, unfolding white floral and mineral nuances. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a finely concentrated core with flavours of gooseberries, passionfruit, fresh herbs and white florals. The fruit is up-front and accessible. The mouthfeel possesses soft, lacy acidity and the wine flows along a gently textured line, leading to a gooseberry and herb-nuanced finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, fresh and up-front Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry, herb and passionfruit flavours on a gentle, dry palate. Serve with salads and vegetables and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years."
2016 Vintage: GOLD - New World Wine Awards 2016
☆☆☆☆☆ - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "5 stars and describes it as “Impressively aromatic on the nose displaying passionfruit, nectarine, lime zest and sweet basil characters.”
From the Winery
Significant rain events at harvest made us thankful for being a small family run outfit with vineyards on the hills. We had good airflow and our clay soils enabled runoff. The Awatere Valley performed particularly well with good flavour and physiological ripeness at lower sugar levels.
The fruit for this wine came from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys’. The grapes were gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to maximise fruit purity and varietal character. This is a classic example of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which is approachable and delicious.
Pale straw in colour, this sauvignon blanc has an expressive nose full of citrus zing, golden kiwifruit, wet stone, gooseberry and tomato stalk.
The lively palate is packed full of blackcurrant leaf, gooseberry and rockmelon flavours with a delicious line of salinity and a refreshingly dry finish.
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