Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2019
|Region||New Zealand, Marlborough|
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw green, but that color brings with it a brilliant clarity. The aromas are an abundant bouquet on the nose before a balanced palate that is zesty with a strong concentration of fruit flavors. Gooseberry and tropical flavors highlight the fruit notes. This wine finishes with a crisp, lively acidity that is always crisp, elegant and refreshing.
A family company still entirely owned in New Zealand, Oyster Bay’s Sauvignon Blanc was a gold-medal-winning vintage over two decades ago at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Since then, the winemaker has continued to set the standard for vineyards in New Zealand by letting each vintage realize the potential of its south island home for creating great wines. You can see their philosophy for top-quality winemaking at every step of their process, from the way they choose their vines and vineyards with painstaking analysis to the way they schedule the exact moments they plant, pick and process their flavorful grapes.
Bright and fruity, this wine offers notes of passion fruit, citrus, white spice, ginger and grass. There seems to be a touch of residual sugar on the palate to balance the acidity and add texture to the fruit. Crisp, refreshing and citrusy, this checks all of the Marlborough SB boxes.