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Sauvignon blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin. Sauvignon blanc is planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine. The grape is also a component of the famous dessert wines from Sauternes and Barsac. Sauvignon blanc is widely cultivated in France, Australia, and New Zealand.
★★★★+ – 92 points Sam Kim – Wine Orbit
“Youthful & beautifully fragrant, the attractive bouquet shows grapefruit, green rockmelon, lime zest & sweet basil aromas, followed by a vibrant palate that is juicy & lively. The wine delivers plenty of pristine flavours & bright acidity, finishing persistent & crisp." - Sam Kim
3.5 stars - Michael Cooper's 'Buyers Guide'
Exceptional New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc!
Reminiscent of very, very good Sancerre, this sensational Sauvignon Blanc is distinctly different from the typical high-acid early releases from New Zealand commonly available in Singapore. Fermented completely dry with 12 months on lees results in an ideal palate balance of acidity, soft fruit & complex characters. The wine was bottled & further aged until its recent release.
In just under five years, Gem has made its way onto the wine lists at some of the world’s leading Michelin star restaurants.
Compare with Cloudy Bay 'Te Koko' Sauvignon Blanc @$70!!
★★★★★ – 94 points Sam Kim – Wine Orbit
"Green apple & melon flavors lead the way, with aromatic pops of citrus zest & a refreshing finish." - Wine Spectator
Beautifully fragrant, the immediately appealing nose shows nectarine, rock melon, feijoa & lime zest characters with a hint herbaceous notes. The palate is succulent & lively, & displays excellent fruit weight & intensity, finishing juicy with a fine linger!
95 Points and ★★★★★ - Bob Campbell
92 Points, Campbell Mattinson - Winefront
93 Points & 5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Greywacke wines are one of NZ's premium 5-star producers whose wines are keenly sought after and hard to find.
'Attractively-scented & flavoursome sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, tree fruit, nectarine, root ginger & delicately nutty yeast lees characters. Good purity & power. A first-class sauvignon blanc.
‘Excellent intensity & length. Smoky, grassy aftertaste. Tastes & feels classier than your average Marlborough sauvignon blanc.’ - Campbell Mattinson - Winefront
‘Wonderful purity & delicate intensity on the nose – lemon curd, floral, fresh apple & white peach. Long, linear & seamless. A stunning beauty.’ - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
★★★★+ – 90 points Sam Kim – Wine Orbit – July 2017
The nose is fresh, elegant with clean and tightly bound white stone-fruit aromas along with lemon-curd and butterscotch MLF notes in a nutty, citrusy amalgam. The mouth-feel is soft in texture with fresh, lively acidity underlining the fruit. The partial wild fermentation shows good character on the nose and palate with the subtle yet creamy oak texture balancing the crisp acid leading the wine into a tight, moderately long finish. This is a tightly held Chardonnay with citrus and butterscotch flavours and a fresh, subtly creamy mouth-feel. Simply Stunning!
★★★★★ – 94 points Sam Kim – Wine Orbit
Misty Cove vintner, Andrew Bailey, pushes new boundaries by releasing a co- ferment blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay from the Waitaria Bay vineyard, down the beautiful Kenepuru Sound in the Marlborough region. Certified organic, the wine was matured in new and aged French barriques for twelve months. The engaging bouquet shows grilled peach, rock melon, oatmeal, vanilla and hazelnut aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is richly fruited and generously weighted, and offers silky texture and an expansive mouthfeel, brilliantly structured by bright acidity. Waitaria is best descried as being multi-layered and savoury with fabulous ripe fruit flavours. Limited production with only 3000 bottles available; each bottle individually numbered.