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Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc
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16½/20

Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New ZealandThough you may not be familiar with Loveblock, the winery based in the Lower Awatere valley of Marlborough, you most certainly have heard of its owner and winemaker, Kim Crawford. After achieving sizable success with his eponymous label, Kim and his wife Erica sold that winery, and after some well-deserved rest, opened this personal wine farm. Their estate vineyards grow on the hills of the Awatere, collecting freshness via altitude and breezes. Organically farmed, most of this wine spent its time in stainless, with seven percent aged in neutral French oak for six month (also undergoing MLF). Unmistakably Kiwi savvy, and inherently Awatere, with its cooler, fresher profile of white grapefruit, lemon pith, starfruit, pineapple rind and lime. A fine layer of lees coats the palate and buffers the intense acidity and fruit. Shy, this is not, but balanced it sure is.Tasted: 13 April 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 29.00 private wine shops Producer: LoveblockDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 830620