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Heritage Ella Maria Sauvignon Blanc

SKU 115142
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Type Red
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 6x750ml
Available In BC

Colour

Bright gold.

Aroma

Pungent guava, passion-fruit, white peach and exotic spices all blend in with an undercurrent of honey toast, butterscotch and biscuit notes.

Flavour

Exotic tropical fruit, toasted pineapple, gooseberry and hints of capsicum support this full bodied, flinty wine.

Food Pairing

Crab cakes, oysters on the half shell and chicken breast with a herb sauce.

More Info

Produced from our Rapaura vineyard, this Limited Edition Ella Maria Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was hand-harvested at optimum ripeness and is released in celebration of the birth of Andrew and Marieke’s first Daughter, Ella Maria.  100% barrel fermented and matured in 3 year old French Oak barrels for 9 months with regular and gentle lees stirring.

93 pts

Wine Orbit, Jul/2016

2015 -

"This barrel-fermented sauvignon shows wonderfully complex aromas of grapefruit, peach and dried herbs with subtly infused cedary oak complexity. It is concentrated and beautifully weighted on the palate, and delivers excellent fruit intensity backed by bright acidity. Lovely texture too. The wine offers varietal purity as well as stylish oak undertones. At its best now to 2020."

90 pts

Wine Enthusiast, Jul/2017

2015 -

"Spicy peach blossom, dried mango and marmalade flavors have an edge of savory, toasted herb. Complex and aromatic on the refreshing finish. Drink now. 3,500 cases made."