The mouth-watering acidity and atmospheric intensity of the 2013 Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc foil the creamy richness and subtle flavoured style of Président Camembert.
There is something utterly magical about New Zealand’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. This category has exploded in the Australian wine market because the wines are captivating, versatile and offer great value across many price points.
Intense herbaceous aromas, wonderful tangy fruit and crunchy acidity are hallmarks of this highly contemporary style. My own favourite is Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc because it offers superb fruit complexity, volume and precision. The vineyards are located in the north of New Zealand’s South Island and enjoy a cool maritime-influenced growing season. The 2013 is superbly aromatic with grapefruit, lemon curd, herbaceous aromas and cassis nuances. The palate is sleek and modern in structure with supple grapefruit, lemon curd, tonic-water flavours, delicious yeasty complexity, fine loose knit chalky textures and persistent mineral acidity.
It is a marriage that works brilliantly well.
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