Butterworth Te Muna Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc (2019)

Estate-grown at the vineyard formerly known as Julicher, the 2019 vintage (4.5*) was hand-picked, and fermented and lees-aged for 18 months in old French oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with generous, ripe fruit flavours, gently seasoned with toasty oak, vibrant acidity, excellent complexity and a crisp, dry (below 3 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Drinking well now, it's ageworthy too.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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