Misty Cove BDX Sauvignon Blanc 2021
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- Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
BDX 316 & 317 are two Bordeaux clones with a reputation for producing wines that are less grassy and show more tropical fruit character. It certainly shows more ripeness than the average Marlborough sauvignon, with a backbone of attractively ripe acidity. A delicious wine
Produced from Sauvignon Blanc clones 316 & 317 that bear the “BDX” prefix to denote their Bordeaux origins. Clone 316 typically yields smaller crops of loose clusters with medium berries, whilst clone 317 yield larger berries with thicker skins. When combined into one they give an edge to Sauvignon Blanc flavours, with less cut grass, and more mouth-coating texture.
Much of Marlborough success has been driven by a single Sauvignon Blanc clone called MS or Mass Selection. However, since the 1990s new clones (316 & 317) were brought in from Bordeaux to help provide more palate weight to the varietal intensity that MS brings to the table, so winemakers now have a choice to blend these clones all together or stick to what they know works.
One to push boundaries we decided to make a wine only from the French clones and called it exactly what it is...
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Wine Orbit: 94 points (5 Stars)
The Real Review / Bob Campbell MW: 93/100 Reviewed 6th October 2021.
|Varietal||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|RS (Residual Sugar)||1.44g/L|
|TA (Total acidity)||6.00g/L|