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Waipara Hills 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Achieves Cuisine Best Buy

The 2016 Waipara Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has had a great start, awarded Best Buy in the recent Cuisine tasting, in addition to its Four Star rating.
This year’s Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc boasts bright lifted aromatics, the classic hallmark features of the Awatere Valley, providing a vibrant punch.
Waipara Hills winemaker Simon McGeorge says the characters of crisp green apple and mineral acidity are derived from the geography of this sub region, which sits at a slightly higher elevation and is traditionally cooler, drier and windier.
He added this Sauvignon Blanc has a line of richness which perfectly cuts through the acidity, thanks to the profile and soils of the Awatere Valley, where 70% of the grapes come from.
“The deep gravels and silty loam top soils attributed to the great weight and interest in this Sauvignon Blanc,” said Simon.
The warm and stable conditions, rather than very hot days, leading up to the 2016 harvest meant even ripeness, allowing all the fruit flavours to hit their potential.
“The vibrant melon, snow pea and wet river stone characters create a wonderful mouthfeel bursting with mid palate richness, before a bright refreshing finish of mineral acidity, with a touch of tropical fruit,” said Simon.
This Sauvignon Blanc is best served chilled, and is a delicious match with fresh flavours such as a summer salad filled with garden greens and slices of orange and fennel.
It may be enjoyed young and fresh, but will develop more flavour and complexity with age.
Cuisine is synonymous with its highly respected, independent wine tastings, and the results over the years have formed an invaluable buying guide, allowing readers to trust the familiar Recommended by Cuisine sticker.
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