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?