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2017 Hans Herzog Sur Lie Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, NZ

Sauvignon Blanc with a long time on lees from one of NZ's true artisanal producers.

HIGH SCORE

$68.00

About

About The Wine

It may say 'Marlborough' and 'Sauvignon Blanc' on the front label, but this is anything but your average Marlborough Sauv Blanc.

It's a long, slow process for this wine to get to bottle, taking 15 months in barrel on lees before reaching the glass.

The richness of flavour and furious complexity of this wine shows just how good Sauvignon Blanc from this part of the world when made with care and attention.

It's a terrific wine. Bold but balance and immensely pleasurable to drink.

About Hans Herzog

With over 500 years of winemaking history in his family, Swiss winemaker Hans Herzog picked up his life in Zurich wine country, and with his wife Therese, headed for New Zealand. In 1994, they established one of the most stunning vineyards in the heart of the Marlborough region, planting an astonishing 29 varieties on their small patch of land.

They tend the vineyard with immense love and care. Everything is grown organically. Hans crafts premium, idiosyncratic wines that show the beauty of his vineyard in every glass and shares these wines with every person who comes to dine at their fine estate.

As The Wine Front's Gary Walsh once noted, there's "Never a dull moment when you open a wine from Hans Herzog."

Vigneron Hans Herzog
Vigneron Hans Herzog
Marlborough, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hans' Comment

Such purity in the fruit allowed for an extended cold maceration to extract the wonderful flavours. After gentle pressing the must was transferred into 500 lt French oak puncheons (30% new) where the wild yeast fermentation naturally started. The wine was then left on the lees with regular stirring to provide silkiness, complexity and depth and had time to mature over 15 months before we bottled this nectar. This wine is not cold stabilized and is unfined with only light filtration to retain the beautiful aromas with a low sulpur addition. Natural sediments may show but do not impact on the high quality of this natural wine.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"One of the great organic/natural wine producers of New Zealand, Hans Herzog produces very good wines off the back of extremely fine tuned viticulture and winemaking. Manically so, more or less. They are wonderful people, the Herzogs, and the wines are generally outstanding. This was popped and poured through a blind tasting and shone. It’s a bold white wine, too.  Very complex, fuller flavoured white wine with lots of character, verve, get up ‘n’ go, and general sense of ‘yes thanks this is good’ stuff in the glass. Preserved lemon, waxy texture, slippery finish, lots of savoury nuttiness through the wine. Good good. It’s got concentration and depth, a lovely sense of a detailed version of the variety, and all up, just wonderfully drinkable. One to pause on and enjoy slowly." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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