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Grown on a single vineyard in the Hawkes Bay, the fruit for this wine was picked in outstanding condition after an excellent growing season. The grapes were gently pressed to 40% new French oak. A portion was allowed malolactic fermentation & the wine was then matured for 10 months before bottling.
The wine is elegantly fragrant on the nose showing grapefruit, lemon peel, flint & subtle herbaceous characters. The palate offers pristine fruit flavours & fine texture, brilliantly structured by bright acidity. The wine is beautifully poised & fresh, & displays delicate fruit intensity.
★★★★+ – 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!
★★★★+ – 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!