2011 TerraVin Sauvignon Blanc

TerraVin 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is drinking well. This was a a moderate yielding vintage with a good flowering that was backed up by a classic Marlborough summer. The smaller berries ensured good concentration and the warmth ensured good natural balance of acid, pH and lower alcohols.

 

Harvest

Hand harvested into 10kg bins
Harvested between 5th and 9th April
Brix 22.5° – 22.8°
8 tons per hectare

 

In the bottle

100% Sauvignon Blanc
13.14% alcohol by volume |TA: 8.6 g/L | RS: 4.1 g/L

 

Reviews

International Wine Competition 2014 Silver Medal

‘Grassy, peashoot with gooseberry. Great richness and freshness, smooth and elegant, good intensity follow through.’

Lisa Perrotti-Brown M.W., Wine Advocate – E Robert Parker – December 2012 - 88/100

TerraVin’s 2011 Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of ripe grapefruit, preserved lemons and lemongrass with hints of coriander seed and wet pebbles.  Medium bodied with a nice line of refreshing acid cutting through the citrus and herbal flavors, it finishes long and clean.  Drinking well now, it should remain fresh to 2014.

Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide ★★★★

The 2011 vintage (★★★★) was mostly handled in tanks, but 17 per cent of the blend was fermented in old French oak barriques. Mouthfilling, crisp and dry, it is a youthful, finely poised wine, ripely herbaceous, with a minerally streak, good 'immediacy' and firm acid spine. Best drinking mid-2013+.

Raymond Chan, raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz – September 2012 ★★★★ 18.0/20 

‘Brilliant straw-yellow colour with slight green hues on edge.  Fresh, intensely deep and robustly brackish aromas of gooseberries, fresh herbs and limes are lifted by exotic aromatics and esters.  The nose is still youthfully raw, needing a little time to come together. 

 

 

 

 

2011 TerraVin Sauvignon Blanc bottle shot

$26.50