Hans Herzog Sauvignon Blanc 2019

$59.90 inc. GST

93/100 – James Suckling
93/100 – Stephen Wong MW
95/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2018 vintage)

“A fruity and fresh white with a creamy texture and plenty of mango and cooked-apple aromas and flavors. Framed with nice phenolics and balanced acidity. Bitter lemon. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.” – James Suckling

“Mid-gold. Cinnamon oak on the nose, reticent and restrained. With coaxing, it yields honeyed citrus, papaya aromas, layers of deep spicy complexity and an undertow of minerality. The palate is moderately oaky and silky, balancing the ripe, primary fruit with an austere mineral note and smoky woodiness which follows through to the dry finish with fair length. The balance is well-managed and delivers elegance despite the barrel influence.” – Stephen Wong MW

Tasting Note: Reminiscent of a white Bordeaux with Sauvignon Blanc responsible for its intrinsic aromatics and acidity, and Semillon for its body and smooth texture. Explosively rich and completely dry with the elegance and refinement of a stately Sauvignon Blanc. Intense minerality from the gravelly soils to match the exotic fruit aromas. Ripe candied peel and peaches on the nose. The oak is successfully integrated in the creamy texture from the long lees contact (sure lie). Enormous length stimulates the palate and keeps the mouth watering throughout. Great purity, leaving a refreshing but weighted mouth with great vigour and persistence from start to finish.

Winemaking Notes: “Gently destemmed with partly whole berries. Long, cold maceration to extract the wonderful flavours from the skins. After gentle pressing, the wine embarked upon a natural wild yeast co-fermentation to express its unique terroir and sense of place in 500 litre French oak puncheons (20% new). The young wine was left on its pure lees, which was regularly stirred during the first three months, responsible for the exquisite silkiness, complexity and depth. After 20 month of maturation in the barrel, we bottled this nectar with no cold stabilization or fining and only light filtration to retain the beautiful aromas. Natural sediments may show but do not impact on the high quality of this natural wine.” – Hans Herzog

Certification: Organic

Alcohol Volume: 14.0%

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

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