2015 Matua Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc mini review

I recently attended the New Zealand Wine event at the ROM. This one was one of the wines there. In chatting with a number of wine makers they are experimenting with processes such as leaving the wine on the lees as well as malolactic fermentation as a way of taking the sharp edge off of sauv blanc. A shame I enjoy that edgeness. Matches my personality 🙂 Why shouldn’t a wine be as acerbic as it’s imbiber 🙂

Pale in color with a nice grassy nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with some nice grassy notes along with some nice citrus. On the medium length finish the wine’s acidity comes through nicely. It’s definitely a smoother milder sauv blanc but it does build in the mouth. I would give it an 88 or so …

From the LCBO web site:
Matua Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc — LCBO#: 619452
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
pale straw colour; aromas and flavours of melon, gooseberry and pineapple, with citrus notes; dry, medium bodied, fresh, crisp and refreshing with lemon lime acidity; long and clean on the finish $16.95
Alcohol/Vol 13.0% Made in: New Zealand By: Matua Valley Wines Ltd Sugar Content:7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Aromatic & Flavourful
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