Jackson Estate Stich Sauvignon Blanc 2013

In a year of very ripe harvests, Jackson Estate’s Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best to come out of New Zealand in 2013.

That greeny-lemon colour that Sauvignon has become so well-known for looks fresh and enticing, rather than too green or watery. I’ve heard a great deal about the care and attention that goes into the Jackson Estate wines, so I will concede I was pretty excited to try this wine.

The nose is clean and fresh, as though its grapes were picked only yesterday, and a near-overwhelming smell of gooseberry fruit fills the nose; a tiny note of passion fruit and a great deal of lime character makes for a lot of excitement in Jackson Estate’s aromas. Little bit of blackcurrant leaf as well; medium intensity.

Served lightly chilled, the wine has a chewy acidity and is like a citrus fruit salad; grapes, lemons, limes, leafy – but light, still fresh and with a lingering finish. Acidity is strong too. A really superb Sauvignon Blanc.

You can still tell that it’s a 2013, there’s a bit of restraint on the acidity that can make it a bit juicy at times but, really, I’m very impressed.

On offer at Waitrose for £9.89 (75cl, May 2015) or find on wine-searcher.com.

 

Serve with…

…seafood. Would be perfect for raw mackeral or fine dining dishes with lots of balance in the richness of a fish with crispy or fruity garnishes.

BFW Rating


Overall

Juicy limes with gooseberry sharpness and plenty of acidity makes this a gorgeously refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from one of Marlborough’s top wineries.

Body:
Dry


Variety:
Sauvignon Blanc


Region:
Marlborough, New Zealand


Alcohol:
13.0%

Vintage:
2013


Price:
££-£££


Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans


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