Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Highly lifted aromatics showing bright passionfruit and papaya with zingy limes and pineapples! Overtly tropical but with a hint of mint/herbals coming through from the lower Awatere block. The palate is beautifully balanced with a generous sweet entry and great crunchy acidity which allows the fruit to echo around the palate.

The 2014 Invivo Sauvignon Blanc is a real return to form showing all the vibrancy and intensity that has seen its popularity grow globally.

Specifications

Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Vineyards Dashwood – 60%, Awatere Valley 40%
Variety 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Brix at Harvest 19.9-21.5
Cellaring 1-3 years
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Rob Cameron

Analysis

Residual Sugar 4.6g/L
pH 3.34
TA 7.2
Alcohol 12.8%

Reviews

"One of the most consistently excellent labels, this latest version is cracking good. It's pristine and beautifully lifted on the nose showing tropical fruit, white peach, dill and a hint of flinty complexity. The palate is concentrated and juicy with excellent intensity and vibrancy, and finishes superbly long and succulent. At its best: now to 2017."
93 Points/5 Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"Brilliant, very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, light on edge. The nose is fresh and finely presented with harmoniously concentrated aromas of passionfruit and nettles, lifted with white florals and fermentation esters. This is very expressive of the Awatere Valley. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, refreshingly juicy and mouthwatering flavours of passionfruit and nettles form a concentrated core. The palate is very fine in texture with lacy acidity lending vitality and tension. The wine flows smoothly with good energy, leading to a refined, dry finish with nettle and gooseberry nuances. This is a refreshing and finely presented Sauvignon Blanc with smooth passionfruity flavours in the classical Awatere Valley style. Serve as an aperitif, with seafood, and salads and vegetables over the next 2 years. Fruit from 60% Dashwood and 40% Awatere, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.8% alc. and 4.6 g/L RS, the wine given lees contact. 18.0-/20 Oct 2014 RRP $19.99"
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
"Moderately rich and fleshy Sauvignon Blanc with strong guava and pink grapefruit together with more subtle passion fruit and red capsicum. Tangy wine with a crisp, drying finish."
Bob Campbell MW
"The 2014 vintage is aromatic and crisp, in a medium-bodied style with punchy, melon/lime flavours and a slightly spicy, tangy, lingering finish."
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2015
"Intensely scented of pink grapefruit, passion fruit and pineapple with a subtle sage undercurrent, the medium-bodied 2014 Sauvignon Blanc has a lively acid backbone supporting the intense flavors before it finishes with persistent tropical and chopped herb notes."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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Winemaking

The fruit was harvested at night, de-stemmed and crushed then cold settled for 48 hours. Clear juice was racked and solids vacuum filtered back to the free run. A number of yeasts were used to help create a spectrum of aroma’s and texture with average fermentation lasting around 3 weeks. The tanks were then topped up and stirred (battonage) without sulphur for 10-12 weeks. After the wine had gained some lees texture it was lightly fined with Casein and Isinglass and stabilized for bottling.

Harvest date: 4 April – 2 May 2014

Awards

  • 5 Stars & 93 Points

    Wine Orbit Magazine

  • Silver Medal

    London International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014

  • Silver Medal

    Australian Small Winemakers Show 2014

  • 4 Stars

    Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

  • 90 Points

    Bob Campbell MW

  • 4 Stars

    Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines 2015

  • 89 Points

    Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

  • Bronze Medal

    New Zealand International Wine Show 2014

  • Silver Medal

    Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015

  • Double Gold Medal

    China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014