Meltwater Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Your average New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a one-trick pony - exploding out of the glass for instant gratification, but falls flat pretty soon thereafter.

Mike’s Meltwater is more of a thoroughbred - built to last, a much more interesting take on an amazing grape.

It’s from the 2019 vintage which might seem old to you - however the way Mike makes this means it’s just hitting its stride now (ok enough of the horse talk).

Mikes sources the grapes from two carefully-farmed blocks in the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. The vineyards sit on a mixture of clay and alluvial river soils and the yields are a little lower than usual - giving the grapes extra complexity and concentration.

Mike then works his magic in the winery - he waits for the wine to ferment naturally, instead of adding commercial aromatic yeast. This can take up to a week to initiate (instead of 1-2 days), but when it does, you get a wine with more texture, gentler acidity, and less in-your-face intense Sauvignon flavours.

It ends up being bone-dry, hugely drinkable, and brilliant with lots of different kinds of food.

Wine type 

White

Grape(s)

Sauvignon Blanc

Country

New Zealand

Region of origin

Marlborough

Appellation

Vintage

2019

Alcohol %

13

Oak?

No

Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

15 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

Sea level

Soil type(s)

Alluvial river terrace

Closure Type

Screwcap

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

5 years

Ideal drinking window

2021-2024

Mike's great grandfather Marcus Joseph Paterson emigrated to New Zealand from Corofin Co. Clare in 1927.

So when Mike and wife Anna started Corofin, their own family business, they wanted to honour this history and special connection between his family and the land. 

Read more about Mike

Think seafood… fresh blue cod sashimi or a good Pacific oyster

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Minimum order requirement is 6 bottles.

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Customer Reviews

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J
John de Vere White (Dublin)

A crisp clean taste punching above its weight

G
Grá (Dublin)
Perfectly balanced sauvignon blanc

Not too fruity, not too acidic, not too flinty. This is a beautifully balanced sauv blanc, and I'm happy to have found it. Ta, Eamon!

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