The Great Grey – Wacke .
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, is facing the perfect storm of reduced supply; yields are down about 30% due to the earlier than normal bud bursts being affected by spring frosts. With demand for Premium New Zealand Sauvignon still very strong we have just taken delivery of the last of 2020 stock remaining (5 whole cases!)Add labour shortages, increased packaging costs and a shipping industry still reeling from the joint efforts of Covid and the Suez canal blockage and we feel incredibly lucky to be able to write this offer at all.
Whilst the new 2021 vintage may be small, it is looking perfectly formed – with exceptional levels of concentration, intensity and purity of flavour that low yielding vintages bring. The issue is stretching the supply to meet demand, with most of our producers restricting orders by not taking on new accounts.
So in line with that, we are offering these last few cases to existing customers first, if you can let me know if you wish to take up the offer I will make sure we put a case aside before they hit the shop shelves on the 1st July.
Greywacke, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020, New Zealand
95 points – joint top scoring wine
Seductive bouquet of wild flowers and minerals, a fine-leesy complexity and fresh aromas and flavours of citrus, peach tea and sweet hay. Crisp, refreshing, fruity and dry with fine texture. Just enough concentration of flavour to contrast the fresh herb notes and salivating acidity. Well made and long.
£224 per dozen