Spoke 'Resolute' Sauvignon Blanc, Alice Mills Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand 2021
Hand picked grapes from the Glover's Alice Mills vineyard in Rapaura, where the Wairau river passes to the north. With wild yeast fermentation in old oak barrels and time on its lees this is a textured Sauvignon Blanc, with lovely acidity and minerality that's balanced by the quality of the fruit, giving a long lasting finish.
Pairs well with shellfish dishes and soft cheese.
"This is a truly beautiful expression of Marlborough Sauvignon, tensile and complex with a spicy frill to the powerful citrus, apricot, passionfruit and fennel notes. There’s a beautiful acid line here, with crystalline citrus fruits dominating, and a long spicy finish. High acidity, but it doesn’t jar, such is the richness of the fruit here. This should age really well." 94/100 Jamie Goode. August 2023
"This was incredible. My note from my MoneyWeek column 30th September 2022 – ‘a spectacular, mineral-driven, laser-sighted wine that will make even the most revered Loire Valley specialist sit up and take note.’ In short, it was my highest-scoring SB of the 41 examples on tasting." Mathew Jukes
"If Sancerre or other Loire Sauvignons are more your style, give this great value wine a try. From Awatere Valley fruit, it exudes green melon, jalapeno and crunchy nectarine flavours and lip-smackingly zingy acidity. The barrel-fermented Resolute is also delicious." Tina Gellie, Decanter. February 2023