Year : 2009
Grape Variety : Sauvignon Blanc
Style : Crisp, Tropical White
ABV : 13.5 %
Drink By : 2014
Little Beauty is a privately owned, Single Vineyard range of wines from Marlborough, New Zealand. Very authentic. Their range includes five varieties (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Dry Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer).
Discrete, characterful. The Sauvignon Blanc is grown on three different sites. The lower terraces contain stony silt loam soils with fine sandy loam topsoil and gravels over alluvial gravels. Considerable stone is evident in the topsoil profile. Upper terraces contain friable silt loams over blocky silt loams on gravels. The winery uses sustainably accredited winemaking techniques compliant with international specifications.
Little Beauty’s winemaker is Eveline Fraser, formerly head winemaker at the famed Cloudy Bay.
The Little Beauty Sauvignon Blanc 2009 is intensely aromatic: reminiscent of passion-fruit, gooseberry, guava and lemon-lime sorbet.
Flavours such as lime zest, ripe mango, gooseberry and tangy grapefruit compete for your attention. Stimulating. Finishes vibrant, long and juicy. Very satisfying.
Serve chilled. Particularly good with tomato and garlic dishes or seafood.