I love sauv blancs, and love wineries that manage to consistently make great wines. This is one of those. Pale in color with a mild grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some mild grassy notes along with some nice mild pink grapefruit notes along with some nice acidity. This is definitely a softer gentler sauv blanc. Not so in your face, more elegance. I paired it with a lovely roast pork tenderloin and it was a little piece of heaven. A perfect match I would give it an 88+. Which for the price is a good deal. Another consistent, well made New Zealand sauv blanc.
From the LCBO web site:
Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc — LCBO#: 293043
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
Looking for something to please everyone? This famed New Zealand white has classic Sauvignon Blanc flavours of gooseberry, herbs and tropical fruit. It’s excellent with our scallops and chorizo bites. $17.95
Release Date:November 18, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 13.0% Made in: New Zealand By:Pernod Ricard Pacific Pty Ltd Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry Style:Aromatic & Flavourful