Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Invivo Wines

$17.99


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$17.99 per single bottle 
$107.94 per case of 6 bottles

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Tasting Note

Graham said of the 2018 blending material “this is going to be easier than last year” and he was bang on the money.  With such a nice vintage to work with, Graham quickly identified the base parcels and we began the blending process.  Graham truly has developed his own style and it’s so different to Invivo’s. He loves the more classic, greener Sauvignon Blanc, but also enjoys some of the zingier tropical wines we make for Invivo so he likes to weave the two together.  Not always easy - it’s like having two Hollywood actors on your couch and both trying to get a word in edgeways..! But sure enough, he does it again and we end up with a wine that starts with that classic Marlborough herbal and ripe capsicum notes (no gooseberries!) and then all of a sudden you get some melon, then sweet passionfruit aromas layered in there.  Bags of flavour, lots of texture - the Graham Norton’s 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is a very enjoyable tipple indeed.

Awards 

Double Gold, The China Wine and Spirit Competition 2018
Double Gold, Women’s Wine and Spirit Awards 2018
Bronze, New Zealand International Wine Show 2018
Bronze, International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze, New World Wine Awards

93 points & 5 stars, Wine Orbit: “Punchy, lively and fabulously expressed, the wine shows passionfruit, green rockmelon, kaffir lime and jasmine characters on the nose, leading to an intensely flavoured palate that is vibrant and juicy. It is instantly appealing with classic varietal notes, backed by refreshing acidity, finishing long and delicious. At its best: now to 2021.”

4 stars and 17/20, Raymond Chan: "Bright, light straw-yellow colour with lemon-green tints, very pale on the rim. The nose is elegant in proportion with penetrating aromas of passionfruit and tropical fruit with white florals, fresh herbs and steely mineral notes. This has very good intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has tight and intense flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruits and florals forming an elegant core. The wine flows along a slippery line with smooth textures and fresh, lacy acidity providing good energy and tension. The flavours carry to a moderately lingering finish. This is a taut and sleek Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit flavours on a slippery, refreshing palate. Serve with seafood and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years."

Details 

Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough
Vineyards: Awatere Valley, 60% Wairau Valley, 40%
Variety: 100% Sauvignon blanc
Harvest date: 26.3.18 – 14.4.18
Brix at Harvest: 20.8- 23.0
Cellaring: 1-3 years
Bottle Size: 750ml
Winemakers: Graham Norton and Rob Cameron
Closure: Screwcap

Anaylsis:
Residual Sugar: 3.65g/l
Ph:3.39
TA 6.1
Alcohol: 13%

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