Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 2017

DOG POINT VINEYARD

Sauvignon Blanc Section 94
2017

  • Organic
Product code
740435
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
New Zealand
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Island
Subregion
Marlborough
Varietal(s)
Sauvignon Blanc 100 %
Color
White
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Dog Point Vineyard is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough. Established in 2002 by partners, Ivan & Margaret Sutherland, and James & Wendy Healy. After working together at Cloudy Bay, Ivan and James decided to return to a more hands-on approach and establish their own wine label. Dog Point Vineyard is located at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium wine growing region. The name “Dog Point” dates from earliest...

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Notes about product

All vineyards were converted to organic farming in 2009. 2,000 sheep graze and fertilize in winter; prunings are composted and spread.

Winemaking notes

Hand-picked fruit gently pressed to tank for 24 hours of settling. 18 months fermentation with native yeasts and aged in older French Oak barrels. 100% natural ferment. Bottled without fining and minimal filtration.

Tasting notes

Fresh lemon, honey, citrus blossoms and floral aromas upfront leading to toasty and biscuit notes. Youthful and energetic palate that evolves into complex, round textures.The finish is complex with lingering citrus, saline, and toast notes.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 94 points -

October 2019

This is a very tight, complex and concentrated sauvignon with flint, grilled-lemon and struck-match aromas, as well as passion-fruit pastry. The palate has a smooth textural build with pastry-like texture and flavors of peaches, lemons and mangoes that hold long. 

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