Savvy with altitude

Two Rivers Altitude Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, NZD $36

Made from grapes grown in the Saint Maur Vineyard in the Southern Valleys. Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and partly (40%) fermented in a concrete egg tank and (60%) French oak barrels. Slightly funky, reductive sauvignon blanc with struck flint and mineral characters adding complexity to capsicum, gooseberry and tree fruit flavours. A very textural wine demonstrating good purity and power. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: Pan-roasted flounder, tomato, olive & chilli

Stockists: Two Rivers WinesWino’s Liquor, Blenheim (NZ only)

Ranked #17 of 164 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $28.42 Avg 95pt 2016 Sauvignon Blanc tasted from New Zealand

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