Monarch Sauvignon Blanc

Winemakers Tasting notes

Rich and rounded, the ‘winemakers’ Sauvignon Blanc. Elegant and complex with fine flavours and beautiful, delicate texture. Stone fruit, lemon zest, smoky oak and nutty aromas and flavours combine with subtle herbal and attractive cedar undertones. Dry to taste, the palate is creamy, rich and softly textured. Bright acidity frames the palate for a lengthy and complex finish.

Cellaring

Drinking well in it’s youth this wine will age gracefully and reward further careful cellaring.

Suggested Food Pairing

Antipasto, Caesar Salad, Chicken Roquefort

Bob Campbell MW

93 Points: Barrel fermented/oak aged Sauvignon that retains typical grapefruit and guava Sauvignon Blanc character together with hints of hazelnut and butterscotch from oak and yeast lees influence. The wine shows impressive richness and weight while a lengthy finish reveals concentration and power.

Technical Analysis

Harvest Date: 17th to 24th April 2012
Brix at Harvest: 21.1-23.2 Bottling Date: 29th October 2013
Alcohol: 13.5% Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/l
Titratable Acidity: 6.5 g/l pH: 3.2
Accreditation: Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

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