Rongopai Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc


Adam Hazeldine

Recommended Food:
It works well with a white meat dish. Great with oysters or a green salad.

Recommended Cellaring:
Best enjoyed while young.

Production Notes:
After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice was fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavours.  The wine was then blended and bottled.

Tasting Notes:
Fresh and lifted melon, apple, and gooseberry aromas look smart on the nose.  Spice and minerality increase the appeal. The sweet tropical fruit entry is joined by kiwifruit and some attractive herbal characters. Fresh, approachable acids are complimented by a lovely medium weight.  Tangy and zesty on the finish.  A more-ish and refreshing wine.

"A well fruited and pleasing Sauvignon with ripe citrus, feijoa and passionfruit characters on the nose. The palate is crisp and easy-going with a juicy finish. The wine is immediately appealing with lovely ripe fruit flavours. At its best: now to 2012."
-Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb, 2011

"Friendly fruity little number with sour lemons and gooseberries. Savoury palate with white pepper. Crisp with hint of sweetness."
-International Wine Challenge 2011 - UK

"The 2010 vintage was grown in the Wairau and Awatere valleys. It has clearly herbaceous, ‘tomato stalk’ aromas, in a crisp and lively style, balanced for easy drinking."
-Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2012