Askerne Sauvignon/ Sauvignon Gris 2019
The fruit for this wine was grown mainly on the lower terraces of Askerne Vineyard. The blend is 73 % Sauvignon Blanc, 20 % Sauvignon Gris, 7 % Semillon. 41% was fermented in barrel and the balance was tank fermented.
TA 8.02 g/l
Alcohol 13.5 %
A complex New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc showing some classic varietal elements as well as notes of barrel ageing. Rosemary, thyme, sage and gunflint mingle on the nose providing a savoury backdrop to a full, dry, fresh palate. Spicy and complex this wine can be enjoyed now, on it’s own or with a range of light dishes. It will continue to evolve and develop for several years.
4½ Stars Wine Orbit
4½ Stars Michael Cooper
Silver Medal NZ Wine of the Year