2013 Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Wonderfully rich, almost a creamy savvie with flavors of dried stone fruit, toasty pie dough, and refreshing minerals.
$26.99 as part of a mixed case.
"Fermented entirely with naturally occurring yeast, this is an alternative style of Sauvignon Blanc that is both intricate and textural. An inviting combination of fragrant patisserie-like aromas and fresh herbs – the sweet scent of lemon meringue and apricot friand seems to meld with a tarragon-like herbal quality and a hint of smokiness. The palate is succulent and packed with stone fruit and vanilla, finishing crisp and long with a flinty dryness."
"The grapes were lightly pressed and the resulting juice was cold-settled prior to racking into mostly older French oak barriques. The juice was allowed to undergo spontaneous indigenous yeast fermentation, the tail end of which continued for over six months. The wine had occasional lees stirring and approximately half of the barrels underwent malo-lactic fermentation. It was transferred out of oak during the following harvest and left on yeast lees for a further five months. 14% alc."
"91-93 pts ... The 2013 Wild Sauvignon was a tank sample about to be bottled. It opens to a gorgeous and complex floral nose laced with clover honey and yeasty notes, plus hints of almonds. Medium-bodied, this elegant Sauvignon Blanc is yeasty and toasty, and shows long in the finish."
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