Coal Pit - "Proprietor’s Reserve" Sauvignon Blanc 2018

The first release of the Proprietor’s Reserve, this wine is made from 24 year old vines on our single vineyard and a portion fermented in new French oak with regular lees stirring. Light toast, grapefruit and lemongrass on the nose with subtle notes of white flowers, the wine expands into honey, quince and cardamom on the palate. Ripe sub-tropical fruit is balanced by an intense minerality typical of the Coal Pit vineyard, drawing out the palate length of this textural and generous wine.

Vineyard planted in 1994
30% fermentation in new French oak with extended lees contact
Only 1,134 bottles produced
Alcohol: 14%
Reviews:

DrinksBiz, June/July 2019 - 18.5/20 - “This wine shines a deliciously different light on whites from Central Otago.”

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2019 - 5 stars (94 points) - “lovely vibrancy and fine texture, brilliantly structured by bright acidity.”

Michael Cooper, April 2019 - (4.5 Stars) - “fragrant, weighty wine, full of youthful vigour.”

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, April 2019 - (90 points) - “High impact bouquet…lengthy characterful finish. With or without food - a lovely wine.”

Yvonne Lorkin, March 2019 - “Layers of creamy, smoky complexity…flavoursome and a new take on Southern Sauvignon.”

 


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