Dashwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – $
Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc is produced by Vavasour, and is part of Bill Foley’s stable of wine brands. Made from a blend of fruit from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys in Marlborough. It is quickly building a great reputation as a quality sav at a super-value price – I picked this one up for $10 a bottle.
This is the third vintage I have written about, because I have enjoyed the previous two very much. I am looking forward to seeing if it extends its run of form. Considering that this wine won a Pure-Gold award at the Air NZ Wine Awards, and from reports of the vintage, it probably will…
First off there is the light nose of cut grass, green apple and melon. Very pure and clean. Light straw colour. 13%.
Bright, fresh and dry in the mouth; as was the 2012, not as crisp as other Marl savs, being a little softer and simpler. That is not say that I don’t see some citrus and capsicum flavours, but mostly I see plenty of passionfruit and feijoa. I read elsewhere that this is an expression of the Awatere fruit. Or terroir? Balanced. A long finish. Yum. 4
I read on Cellartracker that The Drunken Cyclist, fellow wine blogger, liked it also. Good man!