Oriel Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Mana 2006
Aroma: Passion fruit and ripe melon, with herbal notes and hints of flint. Taste: Bright, tropical fruit with refreshing mineral finish. Name story: Mana is a traditional Maori word meaning the ethereal substance from which magic is formed and souls are made. Vineyards and winemaking: Shallow and stony soils with overlying sandy loam. Hand-picked and pressed. Tank fermentation at warm temperatures. Aged on the lees for 4 months.
Editorial Reviews for Oriel Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Mana
big fruity nose with aggressive grass, chili, and dusty gravel tones over passion fruit and even pomegranate tinged fruit , big entry, very zesty with gooseberry, lime and again a touch of pomegranate berry fruitiness, rich but still almost steely with nice balance, finishes with nice cleansing acidity and moderate acidity 88pts