Wine of the Week NZ

Blank Canvas Abstract Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, NZD $38

Made with 100% wild yeast fermentation in seasoned French oak puncheons followed by maturation in oak for 15 months. The wine retains its capsicum, passionfruit varietal identity that contrasts with nutty, ginger yeast lees character and subtle oyster-shell mineral flavour. A complex wine with a pleasing texture. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2025

Food: Pāua dumplings, leek, shitake, umami butter

Stockists: Blank Canvas Wines; Cahn and Finlay and Winerunners, Auckland (NZ); World Wine Estates (AU distributor)

Ranked: #14 of 163 2018 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

Awarded: Top Rank

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