One thought comes to mind - Three Brooms. Intense, yet elegant. Dense, yet light. Rich yet fresh. Layers of lemongrass, key lime, briny jalapeno, biscuity creaminess and a light flintlock minerality result in amazing complexity and contradiction.
First impressions here are contradictory also but result in wonderful balance. Supple but amazingly bright and tense with initial flavors of sweet ripe limes and gooseberry. The beautifully broad and juicy acidity carries the wine through a midpalate of great depth and complexity. Here there is also blackcurrant leaf and a reappearance of the minerality and an almost nutty creaminess that leads to the finish where we see the light smokiness that we've come to expect. The finish is ridiculously long and there is such amazingly vibrant freshness that demands another glass.
Rich enough to pair will with white meats, tuna or swordfish and all seafood.
With the fruit arriving at the winery In such great condition and at optimum ripeness, my job really is just a watching brief to protect and nurture the fruit's natural aromatics and flavor and allow the nuances and complexities to build through fermentation and post fermentation lees contact. My notes this year are short, because there is no winemaking wizardry here, just simple care and attention to detail that allows the wine to show itself in the best light possible.
100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from the Blind River, Awatere Valley, Marlborough. 100% Stainless Steel fermentation as cold as possible followed by three months lees contact.