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Taylors Pass 2
Villa Maria SV Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc NV v3

Single Vineyard

Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc

This classy Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted aromatics of gooseberry and passionfruit lead into a pure and concentrated palate with snow pea, nettles and subtle minerality.

$29.99 per bottle. Sold in packs of 6


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Tasting Notes

The 2020 Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc has lifted aromatics of fresh garden peas and blackcurrants mingled with herbs such as coriander. On the palate are concentrated flavours of jalapeño and lemongrass, with a punchy finish of lime zest and a hint of gunflint. A key point of interest in this wine is the chalky texture reminiscent of wet river stones.

Download full tasting notes: 2020

Vineyards and Winemaking

The picturesque Taylors Pass Vineyard is located on the northern bank of the Awatere River in southern Marlborough. The average vine age is between 12-17 years-old. Sheltered from prevailing cool easterly winds, each terrace of the vineyard has varying soil types, stony gravels are nearest the river, whereas the mid-terrace has silt over gravels and the highest terrace is a deeper silt over clay-papa base. This patchwork of soil types provides the vineyard with dramatically variable ripening patterns, therefore producing a "fruit salad" of pungent Sauvignon Blanc flavours to select from.

Bright, tangy Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, lime zest, green capsicum and gooseberry flavours, plus a suggestion of struck flint reductive character. An appealingly complex and concentrated wine. 95 points

Bob Campbell MW


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