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Loveblock - Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Loveblock - Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Loveblock - Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Taste of Heaven in every sip!

Single Bottle:

$32.00
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Type:White

Varietal:Sauvignon Blanc

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:13%

Region: Marlborough

Country:New Zealand

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with a hint of green and gold colour. Complex and elegant Sauvignon Blanc bouquet, with citrus blossom and wild flowers, surrounded by crushed ripe herbs and pineapple. Dense fruit core of juicy melon and peach complemented by hints of ripe herbs and florals. Beautifully rounded with layer upon layer of texture, this wine has a long, complex finish with plenty of minerality, citrus, ripe stone fruit and an umami quality.

Technical Info

Brand:Loveblock

Closure:Screwcap

Organic Certification:BioGro NZ - 5266

Country of Origin:New Zealand

Serving Temperature:7-10°C

Sugar Residual:6.2 g/l

Drink By:2031

Wine Ageing:Combination of stainless steel, neutral French oak and concrete egg.

Winemaking Style:Traditional / low-preservative

Harvest:The stellar 2021 growing season delivered ideal flowering conditions, followed by a warm, dry summer, meaning that the grapes were picked in perfect condition. Harvested in the cool Marlborough mornings (35% by hand and 65% by machine)

Winemaking:The fruit for this wine was batch produced in small amounts with soil variation within the vineyard determining the batch size. The handpicked portion was fermented separately in alternate vessels – two concrete eggs, two amphorae and neutral old French oak barrels – on wild yeast. The concrete egg and amphorae portions were pressed and settled for a few hours, then racked to vessel where primary and secondary fermentation occurred spontaneously. The barrel portion went straight from press to barrel where it fermented on wild yeast and underwent malolactic fermentation. The machine harvested portion went straight to stainless tanks from press where 25% underwent full malolactic fermentation for softness and mouthfeel. Post fermentation, only the best parcels were selected for the final Loveblock blend.

Viticulture:The grapes come from the Woolshed vineyard on Loveblock Farm, in the Lower Dashwood sub-region of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. The soil type is predominately aged alluvial loams containing some silt loam over stone. Dependent on vigour, the vines are pruned to two or three canes and trained in a normal vertical shoot position. No sulphur was used in the vineyard as per organic winemaking practices. The use of regenerative growth, manure and horn on the vineyard is employed to promote balanced, fertile soil, biodiversity and healthy grape growth in order to produce wine without the use of chemical pesticides, fungicides or additives of any kind.

Food Pairing:Grilled asparagus with lemon butter, Prawn ceviche, Goat cheese and arugula salad, Oysters, Fish tacos, Caprese salad, Green Thai curry, Vegetable spring rolls

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

94 points Cameron Douglas MS (Candice Chow, CamDouglasMS.com)

94

The Real Review - Bob Campbell MW

Intense, textual wine with white-fleshed nectarine, lemongrass, green capsicum, lime zest and guava flavours supported by attractive fruity acidity and gently drying phenolics.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Acidity

Loveblock

Loveblock passionately embraces sustainable, low-intervention farming to reveal wine's true terroir. Unconventional and deliberate omissions make their wines exceptional. Erica and Kim Crawford are viticulturists, winemakers, farmers, and innovators. Erica returned to winemaking, influenced by her love for the industry and a desire to let the land dictate results. With a background in medical science and business, she cherishes her unique role. Kim, with over 30 years of winemaking experience, transformed rugged Marlborough land into a sustainable farm and vineyard. He breathes life into provided resources to create outstanding wines. Beyond wine, his passion lies in hunting, an experience he extends to others.

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