Nobilo Regional Collection 2014 Sauv Blanc mini review

Pale in color with a nice smooth nose of grapefruit. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice smooth grapefruit and citrus notes coming through. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp acidity along with citrus lingering nicely in the mouth. A very nice food friendly wine. I would give it an 88+. Sadly not in the LCBO, $16.95 a bottle.

From the winery’s web site:
Grapes were selected from a wide variety of our Wairau and Awatere vineyards in Marlborough to ensure a complex and harmonious flavour profile.

The grapes were harvested at night, when the temperatures are cool, to preserve the vibrant fruit flavours and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact into stainless steel tanks. Fermentations were carried out at cool temperatures to retain the fresh fruit flavours. Each vineyard block was kept separate throughout the various stages of the winemaking process, allowing different parcels to blend into the Nobilo signature style that’s consistent year-on-year.

COLOUR: Pale yellow with brilliant clarity.
AROMA: Aromas of tropical fruit including pineapple, passion fruit, and guava. Flinty minerality with herbal notes of nettles and freshly cut tomato plant.
PALATE: Fresh, crisp and clean with zesty flavours of ripe tropical fruits, especially passionfruit and pineapple with subtle hints of nettle. The wine has excellent presence and mouthfeel, with balanced acidity and a generous finish.

FOOD PAIRING: Enjoyable on its own as an apéritif, or pairs well with any lighter seafood dish, lemon herb chicken, or summer salads.

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