Auntsfield Sauvignon Blanc

Auntsfield doesn’t make sauvignon like everyone else in Marlborough. The point here is expressing the mineral texture of this old site, achieved through all manner of clever winemaking tricks including use of a bit of old oak and months of lees ageing and stirring. The result is released later, will live longer and speaks more about mouthfeel, lemon pith texture and fine, chalky minerality than it does passionfruit flavour. If you thought it was time to jump to 2012 sauvignon, think again. $20 at Cloudwine.