Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Marlborough, New Zealand   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Over the past decade Dog Point Wines has established itself as one of New Zealand's leading wineries, with their Sauvignon Blanc consistently rated among the nation's finest. The 2019 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc is another brilliant example that combines the vibrancy, balance and underlying complexity that have made previous vintage so popular.

"95 Points. Intense, precise sauvignon blanc with grapefruit, citrus, subtle passionfruit and a suggestion of struck flint character. A powerful wine that’s long and linear, with strong varietal definition that’s made more interesting with a hint of reductive character."- Bob Campbell MW.

"94 Points. Dog Point something of a benchmark wine when it comes to NZ Sauvignon. It has some richness of tropical fruit, but tang of grapefruit and gooseberry too, slight spice of cut green capsicum, though ripeness of fruit is the main theme. It has intensity and crunchy, a quartz-y texture in with a light creamy silkiness, and the finish is tight, flinty and long, and very passionfruity, leaving just a little smokiness in its wake. Flavour and precision. Seems to be a very good vintage for this wine. 13.5% alc. $29 Screwcap Drink: 2020 - 2025" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$24.90
The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. "These were days of few fences, of boundary riders and boundary keeping dogs".

Shepherds' dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off and eventually bred into a marauding pack which attacked local flocks. Their home was a tussock and scrub covered hill, overlooking the Wairau Plains, designated by the early settlers as Dog Point.

Dog Point Vineyard is situated at the confluence of the Brancott and Omaka Valleys and is one of the oldest privately established vineyards in Marlborough. The property owned by Ivan and Margaret Sutherland with its undulating terrain, clay loam soils and desirable northerly aspect is sensitively planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and farmed using sustainable viticultural practices.

James and Wendy Healy join with the Sutherlands to form the winemaking partnership with the objective of creating regionally distinctive wines with a point of difference. All fruit is sourced from Dog Point with a major emphasis being total involvement together by Ivan and James in the production process from vine to bottle and with significant industry experience they make a formidable team. Utilising New World technology together with Old World philosophy and practices their intention is to produce wines of a style they would like to drink themselves.
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New Zealand
Marlborough
750
13.5
Colour: Pale straw

Bouquet: Bright, fresh, citrus driven sauvignon, with elements of honeydew melon, pears and gala apples in the background. A very pure, yet restrained, classic sauvignon expression.

Palate: The citrus core of flavours are juicy and intense. Deliciously refreshing acidity and mellow rounded texture on the finish. The wine calls for fresh, simple seafood, but as usual, can be enjoyed on its own.

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

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

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