What’s in the glass tonight June 12th

Woven Stone Sauv Blanc 2011

Woven Stone Ohau Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – $$

I was driving back to Wellington from my parents 50th Wedding celebration, and just HAD to stop again at the Ohau Vineyard to pick up a bottle.

I bought the Woven Stone Pinot Noir last time I was there (excellent), so re-tried their two Sauvignon Blancs I tasted on my first visit and chose from them. The ‘first’ label Ohau Gravels Sav has 5% wild fermented in oak, so it was a little more restrained and ‘together’ than this one, and a few dollars more, but they were both good value at the cellar door.

I preferred this one of the two…the wine is the colour of warm straw… very fresh and elegant. I like. There are gooseberries and limes on the nose, with the same concentrated fruit flavours on the palate, smooth not grippy in the way of Marlborough savs; and a long finish to finish.

I’d buy this again, and serve to others. A sauvignon blanc for those who (gasp) don’t like sauvignon blanc! A producer to watch. 4

The next day: even better – richer, deeper; warm chardy characters, I swear there is some honey in there!


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