Monday, December 14, 2020

2020 Stratum Waipara Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Fresh and lively!
The first 2020 wine in the store (non-nouveau)

Fast becoming a customer favorite.

2020 Stratum Waipara Valley Sauvignon Blanc...$12.99

Stratum Sauvignon Blanc is made by Jill and Dayne Sherwood and comes off their Waipara vineyard, adjacent to the winery. It is thus grown, produced and bottled by them. Waipara is cooler than Marlborough and allows them to use more skin contact, which broadens the middle palate of their SB thus creating more harmonious mouthfeel.

Aromas of gooseberry, fresh herbs and fresh cut grass with slight asparagus notes. A refreshing wine with fruit flavours of crab apple, quince and white peach. Hints of passionfruit lend a slightly sweet fruit note while vegetal aspects of artichoke give the wine a complex and interesting flavour profile. A medium-bodied wine with light acidity and a fine grained texture.

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