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Vidal - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Maker: Hugh Crichton
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
JR: 16 (2012) JS: 88 (2017) WF: 87 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Fruit for this wine was sourced from the Awatere and Wairau valleys where typical warm days and cool nights provide classic flavours, intensity and definition. Vineyard selection for this wine was based on the potential of each site to produce wines which show tropical fruit flavours and generosity.

Winery Information

Vidal

In 1898 Anthony Joseph Vidal arrived in New Zealand and was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of Hawkes Bay. In 1905 he purchased a Hawkes Bay racing stable yard and set about converting it into a cellar and winery. It was from there he became one of New Zealand’s early wine innovators. His commitment to crafting classic, elegant wines remains an inspiration to this day. Family owned until the 1970’s, Vidal was purchased in 1976 by George Fistonich who has.. read more

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2012)16 pts

Tasted Oct 2012 - This stands out with its juniper notes and comparatively restrained fruit. Not so sweet and sickly as many. Good. (RH)

James Suckling (2017)88 pts

A smooth, ripe and more subtly aromatic expression with plenty of flavor and an even-handed palate of stone fruit and mango. Drink now.

Wine Front (2014)87 pts

Potent smelling wine with lavender, talc, bitter herbs, green beans jumping out of the glass. Tastes quite fruity and a little sweet, maybe a little sweaty too, with some greenery through the finish. Very simple and easy to drink, but not particularly anything else. Worth a look anyway Like

Vinification Notes

The fruit was gently pressed and the juice was cool fermented to retain as much flavour and aroma as possible. Lees aging of some components prior to bottling has developed mid-palate weight adding to the wine’s intense fruit characters.