PRODUCED UNDER THE TECHNICAL DIRECTION OF JASON COOK, WINEMAKER IN ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED CELLARS IN MARLBOROUGH NEW ZEALAND, WAIRAU COVE SAUVIGNON BLANC IS A FRESH WINE, SHOWCASING THE DISTINCT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VARIETAL
Ruthin (Wales, United Kingdom), 28th June 2019 – In the 19th century, Marlborough was an area of prominently grain growing, however, from the end of the 1970s, it saw the start of an upward trend in vine-growing, subsequently becoming the most extensive wine region in New Zealand.
Marlborough is a mountainous region located in the north of the South Island, between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. In Marlborough, the climate is moderately cool, with long days of sun followed by cold nights, and there is a stony soil which allows for free drainage of excess water; characteristics that make the region an ideal place for viticulture.
Today, Marlborough is famous worldwide for its fresh, fruity and herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc. Wairau Cove winery was founded in 2004, but it already claims to process more than 15% of all wine grapes in New Zealand.
In appearance, Wairau Cove, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is a clear wine, of pale intensity and is lemon in colour. On the nose it is clean and is of medium (+). The aroma characteristics display the distinct characteristics of the varietal, being predominantly primary. There are floral aromas of elderflower; green fruit aromas of gooseberry and green apple; citrus aromas of lemon, grapefruit and lime; tropical fruit aromas of passion fruit; and herbaceous aromas of green pepper and asparagus.
On the palate, this Sauvignon Blanc displays the same flavours as the aroma characteristics. Given that the wine is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, it is vinified at a low temperature which makes the wine zingy, zesty, lively, fruity with a mineral sensation; the essence of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It is dry, of high acidity which gives an electric sensation, of medium alcohol and is medium (-) in body. The flavour intensity is pronounced, with characteristics that include: floral flavours of elderflower; green fruit flavours of gooseberry and green apple; citrus flavours of lemon and lime; and tropical fruit flavours of passion fruit.
The quality of this wine is very good. This Sauvignon Blanc is idea for drinking now and over the next few months, not suitable for further ageing. This Sauvignon Blanc would pair well with Asian cuisine, grilled fish, seafood, salads or as an aperitif.
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Wairau Cove, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Sauvignon Blanc 2018, 12,5% Vol
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Price in the UK: £7.00
Marlborough, New Zealand
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