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2017 Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Dog Point

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Our Price: $22.99 / bottle (RRP: $30.00) Case: 12 x 750ml

'Lemongrass, gooseberry, wet stone, mineral and subtle tropical fruit flavours. Impressive purity and length, this high energy wine could develop well in bottle.'
94 Points - Bob Campbell

  • Dog Point's version of the classic aromatic Marlborough style of Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are hand-picked from eight of their own vineyards within the Wairau Valley. Cropped at an average of 7.5 tonnes/hectare (50hl/ha). The fruit is whole bunch pressed, cold settled before fermentation and 2-3 months aging in stainless steel tanks. A portion of this wine is fermented using indigenous yeast. Bottled without fining.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    The 2017 harvest will be remembered as the shortest one ever (21 days) at Dog Point Vineyard, later than normal due to the abnormally late summer weather, and finishing before major rain events in mid April. It began with warm spring and summer weather resulting in good bud-burst and desirable even growth. Cool weather followed in early December with dry, and at times windy, weather mid-summer. Late February rain helped replenish the soil prior to harvest, and cooler but otherwise excellent growing conditions prevailed into the autumn. Attentive viticultural practice allowed us to achieve optimum physiological ripeness at lower sugars, resulting in impressive fruit flavours.


    Handpicked fruit is whole bunch pressed and cold settled before fermentation. A portion of this wine is fermented using indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 2-3 months in stainless steel tanks then bottled without fining.



    TASTING NOTES

    Colour: Pale straw

    Bouquet: A vibrant, perfumed Sauvignon Blanc characterised by freshly squeezed citrus and dried herbs. 

    Palate: The wines juicy palate and fresh acidity upfront is followed by a soft, round texture.

    Food match: Fresh, simple seafood dishes especially oysters. Also compliments goat's cheese well.

    Cellaring: Drinks beautifully now or can be cellared for three to five years.



  • REVIEWS

    'Bright, fresh and reasonably concentrated sauvignon blanc with capsicum, lemongrass, gooseberry, wet stone, mineral and subtle tropical fruit flavours. Impressive purity and length, this high energy wine could develop well in bottle. Drink 2017 to 2021.'
    94 Points - Bob Campbell


    'Very enticing and fragrant bouquet with scents of white rose, white spice and wet pebbles with a flinty/organic layer. Grapefruit, lemon and apple emerge next. On the palate – palate grabbing youth with plenty of acidity and flavour – citrus, flowers, flint and white spice. A great example of SB with a few twists and turns ending in a lengthy finish. Drink now though best from 2018 through 2026.'
    93 Points - Cameron Douglas



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