Matua Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2007
Good pre-vintage weather resulted in higher than average bunch counts, however patchy flowering reduced crops levels in line with average yields. Mild to warm ideal conditions leading up to harvest resulted in a very compact harvest at optimum ripeness, coinciding with normal picking dates. The grapes were machine harvested, with the juice being separated from the skins on arrival at the winery through a drainer. The skins were then pressed and the resulting juice reblended with the free run juice. The juice was cool fermented in stainless steel with various selected yeast strains to enhance the pungent natural aroma. After fermentation the wines were racked off gross lees and allowed to sit on light lees prior to blending and bottling. Light green in color, tropical fruits and passion fruit dominate the nose supported by typical Marlborough sweat. The palate is intense and generous; classical Marlborough acidity supporting rich powerful fruit that envelops the whole mouth. Wine Spectator | Daniel Sogg | May 15, 2008Recommended Wines from New Zealand : Top ValuesThis is lively, showing very good concentration to the lime, stone, orange peel and grass flavors.
Matua Valley Wines began as a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, New Zealand, in 1973. In the next few years, winemakers Ross and Bill Spence quickly gained a reputation for innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines - including the first New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Today, Matua Valley produces a wide range of distinctive wines, these innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines are now enjoyed all over the world
grassy, herbal citrus notes of grapefruit pithe, tinge of peach - a very aromatic nose. Full of grapefruit, lemon, lime, crisp acidity with a little floral on the palate as well. excellent fruit and acidic balance
Good value in this 2007 vintage. While it may not be a show-stopper, it's easy drinking. Very herbaceous with citrus notes on the nose, and the palate follows up with passionfruit on a medium finish.
Nothing close to the Matua vintage of a few yeats ago. Flat and boring, I'd stick with my Nobilo that I love.
External Reviews for Matua Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Lively, with very good concentration to lime, stone, orange peel and grassy flavors. A trace of sweetness rounds out the finish. Wine Spectator. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2007 Matua Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
Light green in colour, passionfruit and citrus fruits fill the nose complimented by complexing flint. The palate is filled with tight passionfruit, melon and lemon fruit. This is all kept in check by the distinctive and chalky Marlborough acidity.
Wine Tasting NotesA distinctive and aromatic Marlborough sauvignon blanc, delivering bright and lively gooseberry and passionfruit characters with a hint of lime. The palate is well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavours that linger on the seductive finish.
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