Urlar Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2011

This wine demonstrates exactly why Australian winemakers (among others) hate New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  It is delicious. Light gooseberries on the nose, mouthwatering with a lovely fresh minerality, touch of zesty citrus and tropical passionfruit on the finish. BOOM. According to Urlar there’s a touch of capsicum – I did detect a slight savoury note but hadn’t placed it. I need to ‘try’ this one again.

Easily the best Sav I’ve had in ages – there is a huge glut of very average Sauvignon Blanc still coming out of New Zealand (i.e. Oyster Bay), hopefully this is the sign of things to come…

Did I mention this is made from certified organic grapes and Urlar are all about sustainability and use biodynamic practices?

Visit www.urlar.co.nz

Around £12 from winestore and they have the 2010 at the Great Western Wine Company

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