Whitehaven - Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Colour / Appearance: Pale yellow-green, with star bright clarity.
Aroma / Bouquet: Lifted passionfruit, grapefruit, gooseberry, and peach fruit flavours, with complexing hints of jalapeno, nettle, boxwood and blackcurrant leaf.
Palate: A full flavoured, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of regionally typical blackcurrant and gooseberry flavours that linger on the dry, clean finish.
Cellaring: We recommend drinking our 2018 Sauvignon Blanc while it is young and fresh, however the wine is capable of developing nicely over the next 3-5 years if carefully cellared.
Food Match: This wine is a perfect accompaniment to summer salads, poultry and shellfish, such as Marlborough’s famous green-lipped mussels. Also try it with lobster and white fish.
Serve: Lightly chilled.
Wine Advocate: 88 Points
After an initial burst of tropical fruit subsides, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc reveals more sedate notes of nectarine, snow peas and grapefruit. It's medium-bodied and easy-drinking, softening and fading on the finish. Drink it over the next 6-9 months.