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2016 DOG POINT Sauvignon Blanc

DOG POINT Sauvignon Blanc 2016

26.95 CAD

$26.95

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 11200681
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Specialty by lotRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store OnlyRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • New Zealand
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Table wine
  • Region
  • Region
  • South Island
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Marlborough
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Sauvignon Blanc 100 %
  • Alcohol Level
  • Alcohol Level
  • 13%
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Metal screw cap
  • Aging vessel type
  • Aging vessel type
  • Stainless Steel
  • Total acidity
  • Total acidity
  • 6.7 g/l
  • PH
  • PH
  • 3.15
  • Aging potential
  • Aging potential
  • 2+ years
  • About this winery

    Dog Point's Ivan Sutherland and James Healy, the former chief viticulturalist (Sutherland) and oenologist (Healy) at Marlborough's renowned Cloudy Bay, are two of New Zealand's most influential winegrowers. Together with legendary winemaker Kevin Judd they established Cloudy Bay as a New World icon, and during the 1990's it became one of the world's most fashionable wines. When Cloudy Bay was eventually bought by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, Sutherland and Healy departed to create Dog Point....

    See the DOG POINT detail page for more information on this brand

  • Tasting notes

    Fresh pure herbal tinged nose of passion-fruit, grapefruit and white peach with hints of fresh garden peas. The palate is lively and brimming with mouthwatering grapefruit acidity and juicy tropical fruit.

  • Viticultural notes

    The 2017 harvest will be remembered as the shortest one ever (21 days) at Dog Point Vineyard, later than normal due to the abnormally late summer weather, and finishing before major rain events in mid April. It began with warm spring and summer weather resulting in good bud-burst and desirable even growth. Cool weather followed in early December with dry, and at times windy, weather mid-summer. Late February rain helped replenish the soil prior to harvest, and cooler but otherwise excellent growing conditions prevailed into the autumn. Attentive viticultural practice allowed us to achieve optimum physiological ripeness at lower sugars, resulting in impressive fruit flavours.

Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    Bob Campbell MW, February 2017

    Concentrated sauvignon blanc in quite a ripe style with nectarine, stone fruit, grapefruit, gooseberry and red capsicum flavours. Very appealing and quite textural wine with good weight and a lengthy finish. A class act.

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  • - 92 Points -

    January 2017

    Intense aromatics here with floral, passionfruit notes hemmed in with smoky, matchstick, mineral characters. This is good reduction in action, and it frames the fresh, direct citrus, grapefruit and passionfruit characters on the palate really well. Nice acidity and focus, with a long, bright finish. A lovely wine with more than a hint of seriousness about it.

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