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Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Tasting Notes

Pale straw elixir with vibrant passion fruit, ripe citrus, and zesty lime aromas. Powerful palate of luscious passion fruit, white peach, and bright citrus, balanced by minerality and structured tension. Lively character and textured balance leave a lasting impression.

Winery: Auntsfield
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
SKU: AUNSAU2023 Categories: ,
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc 2023

$19.99

Awards/Reviews

95 points Sam Kim August 2023
Offering stunning fruit purity and intensity, the wine shows green rockmelon, kaffir lime, lemon sorbet and acacia aromas, leading to a brightly expressed palate that’s concentrated and persistent. Splendidly structured by beautifully pitched acidity, finishing impressively long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2033.

93 points Bob Campbell Dec 2023
This wine is a nice combination of the classic punchy fruit Marlborough sauvignon and a richer, weightier and more complex wine that still retains good varietal character. Impressive wine.

90 points Vinous April 2024
Hailing from the richer soils of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys, Auntsfield’s 2023 Sauvignon Blanc Single Vineyard is its usual textured, supple self. It is richly aromatic, offering up an array of flavors, from gooseberry, mint and green capsicum to pineapple and passion fruit. It’s dry, pure and round, with a line of racy yet balanced acidity that carries the wine’s fragrance across the palate and on to the long finish.

Winemaker Notes

Auntsfield continues the proud heritage of Marlborough’s first vineyard and winery established in 1873.

Our Single Vineyard wines are made from grapes grown at Auntsfield Estate. Each wine shows the distinctive characteristics of ripeness, texture and minerality – qualities unique to the ancient Greywacke rock and Loess clay soils of the vineyard.

Auntsfield Estate aims to produce a distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc. The style is aimed towards texture, complexity and length, balancing the typical Marlborough fruit spectrum and aromatics with richness and mouth feel.

Picked during cool evenings, fermentation at low temperatures with cultured yeast in stainless steel tanks was utilised to retain the fresh varietal aromatics. After fermentation, the wine underwent an extended period of lees contact, adding texture and length to the wine. The result is a hand-crafted wine combining the bright fresh fruit characters with an underlying minerality and fine structure.

COLOUR: Pale straw

AROMA: Lifted and pure aromas of fresh passionfruit, ripe citrus and lime. Notes of dried herbs, lemongrass, papaya and jalapeno add pungency and intensity to the aromatics.

PALATE: Powerful, tight and elegant. This wine displays intense ripe fruit flavours of passionfruit juice and white peach, with citrus notes of lime and mandarin pith. The palate has intense concentration and generous weight, balanced by an underlying minerality and tight structure to shape a wine with lively tension and textural balance.

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