2015 TWR (Te Whare Ra) "SV5182 - Single Block" Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough SKU #1297188

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SK 95 BC 92 RC 91-92
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Winemaker's Notes: "This is our inaugural release of a Sauvignon Blanc under our SV5182 designation. We feel that this 2015 release showcases the best expression of our site here at Te Whare Ra and the stellar quality of the 2015 vintage in Marlborough. This wine is the culmination of a 5 year project we have been pursuing with Sauvignon Blanc from our TWR home block. This wine is all about fruit purity and texture which is achieved with low crops, meticulous canopy management and lots of attention to detail with fruit selection. The focus was making a wine which has great texture and fleshiness and which is characterised by lots of layers and complexity with notes of ripe tropical notes with stonefruit and citrus with a lovely line of ripe minerality. This SV5182 release shows white stonefruit and a great florality coupled with lovely ripe tropicals and hints of basil and lime. These follow through to the palate which is fine and weighty with vibrant fleshy fruit and great texture balanced by a ripe, juicy acidity and lingering minerality."

Staff Reviews

  • Sarah Covey
    By: Sarah Covey
    4/18/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    Granny smith apple, lemon zest, chalky minerality and a bit of toast and texture from lees contact and barrel fermentation, with very refreshing, zesty acidity. This is one drinkable Sauvignon Blanc!
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    4/4/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    A wine that was many years in the making. Talking with owners / winemakers Jason and Anna Flowerday about this wine was very revealing. For many years they have flirted with the idea of making a single block, barrel influenced Sauv Blanc from their home block of vines. They have repeatedly kept a small parcel separate and fermented it in a large 600L neutral French oak Puncheon barrel...but year after year they ended up blending it into the TWR "regular" Sauvignon Blanc bottling. However - in 2015 the wine quality, their confidence and the fruition of the "SV5182" program (a marker that distinguishes their BioGro organic certified estate wines from a couple wines that included growers fruit) meant that this experimental wine finally made it to bottle as a singular expression...and boy was it worth the wait! This is next level stuff. This wine was ultimately conceived in the vineyard; the rows selected for this endeavor are set up from the very beginning with this expression in mind. Super low yielding, hand tended vines mean concentrated fruit with depth and texture. The influence of the barrel is purely for lees contact and oxygen rather than any noticeable oak flavor. The wine has amazing purity, layers of texture, intense minerality and a persistence of flavor intensity that elevates it above it's multitude of Marlborough counterparts. I suspect it will age beautifully as well...certainly putting a case in my cellar to find out!

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