Loveblock, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Perched high in the Awatere Valley, the Loveblock winery feels a world away from the agricultural hustle and bustle below it. Kim and Erica Crawford (previously of Kim Crawford fame which was excellent) acquired this land in 2004 and turned their organic farm into a biodiversity haven. We are interested in texture and mouth-feel, rather than enhanced aromatics. To achieve this, a small portion of the wine goes through natural and malolactic fermentation, cutting the sharp edge off the palate. A complex and elegant Sauvignon Blanc bouquet, with pineapple, guava and sweet meadow grass aromas. A perfect accompaniment to Oysters, seafood, pasta and chicken.