Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2021
£16.75 / bottle£190.95 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: New Zealand
Wine Type: White Wine
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Wine style: Crisp Light White
Wine region: Marlborough
Drink: Now to 2028
ABV: 13.5%

Tasting Notes

Auntsfield Estate was bought by the Cowley family in the early 1990s when it was still an unplanted cattle farm. However when they researched the property they discovered it had actually produced wine from 1873 through to 1925 which made it the first commercial winery in Marlborough planted some 100 years before anywhere else. They planted blocks of the property with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir taking real care to select the best plots for each. They now have around 65 hectares planted on fantastic terroir which gives the wine a fine minerality with wonderful texture and definition.

Auntsfield Estate states that its aim is "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." and once again it has achieved its aim. This is a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but with extra complexity and minerality than most others. The pungency bursts out of the bottle, intense fruit aromas of passionfruit, gooseberry and canteloupe melon with hints of lime and nectarine. The aromas are replicated in the flavours - it is leaning towards tropical fruits but they are not at all overripe fruits, much more subtle and the long finish is predominantly gooseberries and lime. The wine has good acidity and will develop further in the next two to three years. It also has a lovely, really rounded mouthfeel.

Food Pairing

Recommended with fish, shellfish, chicken, pork and roast ham. It will stand up to richer dishes better than some other white wines.

Producer's Notes

"COLOUR: Pale straw.

AROMA: Lifted and pure aromas of fresh passionfruit, ripe citrus and lime. Notes of dried herbs, lemongrass, jalapeno and blackcurrant 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."


95 points     Wine Orbit     Oct 2021
"Superbly ripe and intensely aromatic, the wine shows  passionfruit, kiwifruit, feijoa and kaffir lime characters, followed by a  concentrated palate delivering terrific fruit purity and persistency.  Wonderfully textured and mouthfilling with a lengthy structured finish."

Auntsfield is one of Decanter magazine's top five New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc producers to try     Oct 2019

This is an elegant dry Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - refreshing acidity, complex fruit including gooseberry, passionfruit and a hint of lime & nectarine plus minerality and a lovely long finish

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