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2019 Rippon Sauvignon Blanc

Central Otago, NZ

Outstanding biodynamically-farmed Sauvignon Blanc. Such energy and concentration here.

$45.00

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Such a delight!

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Every wine in the Rippon stable shows unique character and outstanding quality.

As is the case with this stunning Sauvignon Blanc.

Almost half of this wine is fermented in old oak barrels, Nick Mills is not looking for oak flavour, but for the unique shape and texture the wine takes on when this is the vessel used.

It's a powerhouse wine. Bold, striking, wound incredibly tight.

This is a very delicious/serious take on Sauv Blanc.

About Rippon Vineyard

Rippon Vineyard is one of the most breathtaking sites in Central Otago.

For over a century the Mills family has farmed this small patch of earth on the banks of Lake Wanaka. Nick Mills is the fourth generation of his family to walk the rows on Rippon. He now farms the site according to biodynamic principles.

The Mills family and Rippon are intrinsically linked. There's a deep connection to the land which Nick translates into their superlative wines.

Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer all excel at Rippon. The wines are made with patience and love.

In the wines of Rippon, you can sense everything that is transcendent about terroir-driven winemaking where the story of a place is told through the wines it produces.

The bucolic Rippon Vineyard
The bucolic Rippon Vineyard
Central Otago, NZ
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From The Producer

40% of this wine was fermented in old French barrels, not for the oak, but for the form of the vessel itself. Mouthfeel is gained here by high lees to wine contact and a more efficient natural lees stirring across unhurried wild ferments.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vigneron Nick Mills
Vigneron Nick Mills
Central Otago, NZ
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"The whole shebang for making serious white wine, despite how people often approach the variety in NZ. A different animal. A high pedigree one. Scents of pecan nuts, ripe citrus, green apple, wheat biscuits. Fleshy in the palate, rolls with authority, firm grip but a juicy core and layers and layers of citrus, stone fruit, nutty flavour. Such a delight! So much to sink one’s teeth into." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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James Suckling

"Very intense and vividly fresh aromas of passion fruit and lime with a little edge of mineral. The palate has a very lithe, juicy and succulent feel with bright passion-fruit, green-peach and mango flavors. Focused, dry and fresh. From biodynamically grown grapes." - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

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Good quality sauvy b

Fair price point and well balanced although lacks a little of that famous Marlborough twang

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