Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2018
The Loveblock Farm is perched on top of the hills overlooking Marlborough's Awatere Valley, far removed from the agricultural bustle below. They are the custodians of this wild, rugged piece of land. Their responsibility is to respect its rhythm, making wines sustainably with love of the land.
The wine has lifted aromatics of white peach, pineapple, and elderflower on the nose. An elegant and contemplative palate follows on with the cantaloupe, Cape gooseberry and crushed, sweet meadow grass. The finish is long and distinctively Sauvignon Blanc, with linear acidity balanced by creamy mouthfeel and layers of texture.
Match with oysters, seafood, pasta and chicken...or sip all by itself.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
A terrific wine, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc offers plenty of classic New Zealand grapefruit and citrus yet also has a solid reductive, minerality component that gives it more depth of character. It's clean, beautifully balanced, medium-bodied, and has a great finish. It's a terrific effort.
An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.
The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.