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Walnut Block – Collectables Sauvignon Blanc (75cl)

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Description

Quintessential Marlborough, and a style so many of us love, this wine has powerful aromatics and superb fruit intensity.

Vinified entirely in stainless steel, this super-expressive, vivacious Marlborough Sauvignon captures the essence of the character contained within the grapes growing on these alluvial soils. Punchy, verdant and crisp, the citrus/gooseberry impact on the senses is further enhanced by delightful notes of exotic fruits.

Time spent maturing on its lees prior to bottling has brought an added dimension of depth and texture to the palate profile. Dry, focused and perfectly balanced, an element of restraint ensures that the finale is not too exuberant.

4 stars – Winestate MagazineShowing good personality, this Wairau Valley is certified organic. Bright, light lemon/green, it is full-bodied, with fresh, ripe, tropical fruit flavours, crisp acidity and very good depth. Enjoyable young. Michael Cooper MW (2021 vintage)

Silver – 2022 Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards (2021 vintage)

4 stars, Michael Cooper MW ‘Certified organic, this full-bodied, ripely flavoured wine is already drinking well. Grown in the Wairau Valley, it has tropical fruit characters to the fore, finely balanced, crisp, dry and strong.’ (2016 vintage)

Taste

Crisp and dry, Impressive depth with a tropical citrus finish

Aroma

Ripe lime and passionfruit

Founded in 2005, Walnut Block Wines is the vision of two brothers – Clyde and Nigel Sowman. In combining their experience in viticulture and the wine industry with their passion for and appreciation of fine wine, they have created a boutique winery offering a unique range of superbly crafted organic Marlborough wines. The estate takes its name from Marlborough’s oldest walnut tree that towers majestically above the Sauvignon Blanc vines, providing a special historical focal point for the vineyard. First planted in 1996, the Walnut Block vineyard lies in the world-renowned Wairau Valley. Marlborough’s unique winegrowing conditions reflect a combination of alluvial soils, deposited over thousands of years from an ancient river bed that flowed between the mountainous borders of this valley, the region’s high sunshine hours and the temperate New Zealand climate. The soils found here in Marlborough’s Rapaura sub-region provide ideal growing conditions for intensely fruit-focused wines. With stony, free-draining subsoils and younger alluvial silts layered above, Rapaura encourages a unique style, with generous ripe-fruit flavours and pungent aromas. As Clyde says, “By allowing the vines to evolve organically and adapt to the environment we can produce wine that highlights the region’s diversity.” The decision to farm organically reflected their belief that they could grow grapes of finer quality than those grown using conventional methods. As the vines have become more self-sufficient and naturally balanced a greater depth of flavour and improved mouthfeel in the wines has become apparent. The entire 17 hectare estate is certified organic by BioGro New Zeland. Labour intensive vineyard methods produce consistent, exceptional fruit quality, and the use of traditional winemaking techniques and attention to preserving delicate flavours result in expressive and balanced wines. The Collectables wine series label has been proudly designed to bring some of New Zealand’s rich history to wine lovers. Depicting an adaptation of the 1898 Kiwi New Zealand stamp, the label is symbolic of New Zealand’s past and these young fruit driven Marlborough wines.The Nutcracker range is the flagship brand and represents the pinnacle of the vineyard’s fruit. The dedication that the brothers and their team demonstrate in organic winegrowing allied to only applying minimal intervention allows nature to truly express the terroir in these exemplary offerings.

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  1. SB

    Passion fruit deliciousness!

    Gimmieaginlin

  2. Love that NZ style!

    Unmistakable New Zealand Sauvignon, lots of fresh cut grass and lemon. My go-to wine every time!

    Liepo

  3. Nice bit of savvy

    Is there anything better than Sauvignon Blanc? Not for me! I could happily drink this every day.

    the last drop

  4. The only white

    This is the only white I need – perfection

    DenisDenis

  5. House white

    We love this, and would happily drink it as our ‘house white’ if the price was a bit lower. However as it isn’t we keep it for a treat.

    Alisma (verified owner)