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2019 Sauvignon Blanc

90 Points, Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec
91 Points, The Shout, Cameron Douglas MS
93 Points, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
93 Points, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
4 Stars, V+, Michael Cooper
B+, Vinepair

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Our Sauvignon Blanc pushes the boundaries of the typical New Zealand flavour profile. By highlighting floral aromatics and tropical flavours such as guava and melon-like fruit, we tone down the grassiness and bring a creamy mid-palate all the way through to a fresh and bright crispness on the finish. We have set a new precedent for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Pair Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc with arugula and feta salad, pasta carbonara or freshly shucked oysters on a sunny day.

Made from the best of the best blocks, this wine is chiefly from the lower yielding sites of the vineyard with crops as low as eight tonnes/hectare. The wine was mostly fermented cool with long slow fermentations to retain aroma and fruitiness. A proportion of the blend was aged on yeast lees for an extended period of time to bring texture and creaminess. Another small component of wine was fermented in older barrels. The wine was blended in October and bottled in December, nine months after harvest.

The majority of the Sauvignon Blanc is planted on the most northern part of the vineyard which is cooler and more suited to this variety. All of our Sauvignon Blanc is hand-thinned and machine harvested before it is pressed into juice on site. The planted clones are a mix of University of California Davis (UCD) 1 and Mass selection (MS) on a mix of 101-14, 3309 and Schwarzmann rootstock, with a quarter of the vines Bordeaux clones BDX 316 and BDX 317, on Riparia Gloire rootstock. The Bordeaux clones tend to give a definite lift to Sauvignon Blanc flavours, with less cut grass and more tropical flavours providing a more artisan style, balanced, elegant wine which complements a range of foods.

Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard Stats:
Planted 2004-2006
9 blocks, 38 ha (93.9 ac)
862 rows, 101,497 vines
Spacing: @2.4 x 1.5 m
Yield: 8 T/ha (3.23 T/ac)

 

Alcohol 13.5%
TA 7.1 g/L
pH 3.30 
RS 0.9 g/L

Bottled: October 2019 
Production: 13,575 cases 

90 Points, Wine Spectator, MaryAnn Worobiec
91 Points, The Shout, Cameron Douglas MS
93 Points, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim
93 Points, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
4 Stars, V+, Michael Cooper
B+, Vinepair

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Name of the license holder: Dionysus Ventures Limited
License number: 57/OFF/411/2019
License expiry date: 27th day of February 2022
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