Basic Information

Name – Greyrock Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Region – New Zealand – Marlborough

Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc

Pricing – $14.99

Alcohol Content – 12%

Appearance

Bottle – ​The bottle is green with beige label and grey/green font.

Wine – The wine is light straw with green rim variation.

Aroma/Nose

The nose has very tropical fruit flavors such as mangos, pineapple and an aroma of minerality- like wet stone.

Texture/Body

This is a clean and crisp medium bodied Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting

True to the aromas, the tropical notes of pineapple, mangoes and gooseberry take over the palate. This is followed by a real citrusy component that leads into the finish.

Finish

The finish was medium in length and has remnants of pink grapefruit.

Overall Experience

The Greyrock Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was a pleasant experience. I wouldn’t say it was my favorite out of the Marlborough region but it surely did the trick on a Friday night after a long week! The flavors were great but I would have liked the finish to be a bit longer and for me, personally, not a huge pink grapefruit fan.

Pairings

Food – Seafood, salads

Cigar – Perdomo Habano Barrel Aged Maduro or La Herencia Cubana Core or St. Luis Rey Gen 2

Wine Publication Ratings

Wine Enthusiast – 90pts.

Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Greyrock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has fresh, juicy grapefruit and gooseberry flavors with a rich, lingering finish. Great as an aperitif, or try it with seafood and salads. It will cellar comfortably for 2-3 years. Best served lightly chilled.

About Greyrock Wines –  http://www.greyrock.co.nz//