SAUVIGNON BLANC, DOG POINT VINEYARD, MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND, 2013
This week's wine of the week may be patio perfect, but that's not all! This terroir driven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has balance, complexity and poise fit for top notch food and wine pairing.
A classic expression of Marlborough terroir - Dog Point Vineyard combines the considerable wine growing experience of Ivan Sutherland and James Healy, the former chief viticulturalist and head winemaker at New Zealand’s renowned wine estate Cloudy Bay. Here they are producing wines that respect the natural integrity of the land where they're made and, reflect the experience and passion of the people that make them. All fruit is estate grown, low cropped and hand picked. The property also operates under the New Zealand sustainable winegrowing programme. This initiative was established to promote the production of premium quality wine utlilising environmentally friendly and responsible practices.
The 2013 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc is bright and fresh with concentrated aromas of ripe tropical fruit, citrus, melon and tangerine. On the palate, the subtle mineral notes create harmony between the tart acidity and refreshing citrus finish. Perfect with YEW's Crab Tacos or BC Spot Prawn Heirloom Tomato Cocktail!
2 oz $7 / 4 oz $14 / 6 oz $21 / Bottle $84
Emily Walker, YEW Sommelier - @hintsofhawthorn
Sauvignon Blanc, Dog Point Vineyard
Marlborough, New Zealand 2013