Featured Reviews

Mission ‘Estate’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

14 August,2017
2017 was a generally challenging wine vintage throughout New Zealand with some of the North Island regions affected by rain. Further south, it was more a situation of attaining adequate ripeness, and those with large crops would have not fared as well as might have been expected. Owning and managing one’s vineyards gives greater control, especially with regards to canopy management and yields, and generally, the wines from such sites have avoided unripeness, harsh acidity and phenolics, and provided drinkability. Here, I review the Mission Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, made from fruit from the company’ Blind River’ Awatere vineyard. www.missionestate.co.nz


Mission Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Marlborough

Bright, pale straw colour with slight green hues, very light edged. The nose is fresh, bright and vibrant with gently voluminous aromas of cut grass, nettles, gooseberries and piquant fresh herbs. The aromatics form a tight and focussed core unfolding delicate, mouthwatering detail. Dry to taste and medium bodied, the palate has bold and up-front, vibrant and thirst-quenching flavours of gooseberries, cur grass, nettles and fresh herbs. This has a well-concentrated heart that is balanced by zesty, refreshing acidity, and the wine flows along a fine-textured line. This has plenty of mouthfilling presence and flavour, and carries to a strong, long lingering finish. This is a bold, fresh, up-front and zesty Sauvignon Blanc with mouthfilling flavours of gooseberries, fresh herbs and cut grass. Match with seafood, salads and vegetables, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from the estate ‘Blind River’ vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 13.1% alc. and 4.6 g/L RS. 18.0/20 Aug 2017 RRP $16.00
Copyright © 2011 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Website by DataFlex | Design by Skinny