Rippon Sauvignon Blanc 2019

ORIGIN: New Zealand

ABV: 13.5%

VOL: 750ml

40% of this wine was fermented in old French barrels, not for the oak, but for the form of the vessel itself. Mouthfeel is gained here by high lees to wine contact and a more efficient natural lees stirring across unhurried wild ferments. Finally a new Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that has personality! What sets it apart is that the typical pungent tropical fruit flavours have been replaced by elegant lime and grapefruit, with just a subtle gooseberry hint.  The small percentage of oak ageing adds texture and creaminess, and it is showing real finesse, with plenty of minerality and depth.

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