Mt. Arthur Reserve Nelson Barrique Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Our Mt Arthur Reserve Barrique Fermented Sauvignon Blanc is an opulent wine of great finesse.
Ripe apricots and pears abound on the nose. The palate is smooth, full and creamy, brimming with fleshy stone fruit flavours and subtle spicy oak notes.
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Harvest 2022 threw just about everything at us to challenge even the most seasoned grower. From a cool, damp flowering period, beautiful hot January followed by super wet February, huge disease pressure all round, etc. Fortunately from the beginning of March onwards, the fine weather returned and stayed. While yields were down on average, the fruit that was harvested was in the main very good and we’re looking forward to some great wine. Our limited release Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in seasoned oak barriques for over 10 months. Ripe apricots and pears abound on the nose. The palate is smooth, full and creamy, brimming with fleshy stone fruit flavours and subtle spicy oak notes. This is a gorgeous, lush wine with great length and lingering finesse Vegan friendly wine.
Perfect on its own or with rich, spicy foods.
A wine best enjoyed now but will cellar well for a few years.
Reviews & Awards
Excellent - Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier 2023
By Cameron Douglas MS
A lifted, bright and refreshing bouquet, varietal and new. Aromas and flavours of fresh cape gooseberry and grapefruit, fresh red apple and cold stone mineral quality. Dry, leesy, fruity and salivating with flavours the fresh citrus and tree fruits wrapped around a back bone of acidity then mineral, some fine barrel ferment characters adding a nutty hay and lees spice quality. Best drinking from 2023 through 2027. Great as an aperitif or with crisp textured entrees.”
5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 2023
By Sam Kim
Brightly fruited and complex at the same time, showing grapefruit, apricot, lime zest, cashew and oatmeal characters, leading to a brilliantly focused palate offering juicy fruit intensity with vibrant acidity. Beautifully textured and flavoursome, offering excellent drinking. At its best: now to 2028.
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