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New Zealand, Central Otago


Carrick Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Carrick Sauvignon Blanc 2015 this wine always needs several years to open up - don't be fooled by the vintage age

Tasting Notes

This has a nice mid palate textural roundness, from limited neutral oak aging, while still playing on the Kiwi Sauvi theme of gooseberry, lime and green apple flavors that one expects from the varietal, but here the aromatic pungency is more downplayed than its Marlborough siblings. A backbone of acidity gives this some vibrancy with a little stoniness and minerality chiming in on the dry finish. This has good intensity and should show well over the next couple of years.

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

88 pts Wine Spectator Web Only - 2017
Tart and tangy, with plenty of lime and green apple flavors. Intense on the finish, where a roasted herb note kicks in.

Winemaker Notes

Shows classic notes of gooseberries and capsicums with a hint of passionfruit and pineapple. Full bodied and showing some complexity from the wild yeast ferment.
Carrick's vineyard is situated on windblown loess soils the vineyards have low natural fertility encouraging the vines to grow their roots into the deep fractured schist layers resulting in wines of character and structure. Mindful of the special nature of the soils, Carrick is farmed using only organic practices. In order to produce exceptional wines; pruning, shoot positioning, shoot and fruit thinning, leaf plucking and picking are carried out by hand. There is extensive use of cover crops to encourage natural biodiversity and useful insects and we are rewarded by the numbers of beneficial birds that live in the vineyards. The "must" from the winery along with other organic material is composted and fed back to the vineyards.

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Chemical Analysis




13% alcohol by volume



Sauvignon Blanc

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