Musk melon, lime and minerality dominate the nose. The palate is fresh and juicy with luscious pear and kiwifruit on the mid-palate. A well balanced, medium weight wine.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc opens with gooseberry, green apple and grass notes with a touch of chalk dust. Medium-bodied with a good amount of freshness and varietal character, it finishes medium-long and with good balance. Drink it now to 2015. (Oct 2013)
Babich Wines, established in 1916, is one of New Zealand’s largest family-owned wine companies with vineyards in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay, and Marlborough. They combine the craftsmanship of today with experience won from years of pioneering viticulture and winemaking. Sustainable practices and a willingness to invest in the future ensure that this approach will continue to deliver fine wines which fully reflect varietal and terroir. The family believes that wine is meant to be enjoyed on special occasions as well as on an everyday basis and their portfolio offers of a wide range of high-quality wines at a variety of price points.
|After harvest the grapes were quickly crushed and pressed into stainless steel tanks and fermented at controlled cool temperatures to capture the intense varietal flavors.