Rusty Bell Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2021)

From a Wairau Valley site, west of Blenheim, the 2021 vintage (4*) was hand-picked and mostly handled in stainless steel tanks, but 38 per cent of the blend was fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured for eight months in old French oak casks. Still youthful, it is a light lemon/green, fresh, medium-bodied wine, with strong, very lively, tropical fruit flavours to the fore, gentle herbaceous notes, a touch of complexity and a crisp, dry (1.3 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Good drinking during the second half of 2022 and into 2023.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $26 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

When to drink: 2023

Reviewed May 2022

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