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Hans Herzog Sauvignon Blanc ‘Sur Lie’ 2017

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  • Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but not as you know it
  • Left on its lees for an extended period to build texture and depth
  • An organic estate with incredible attention to detail in winery and vineyard

Such purity in the fruit allowed for an extended cold maceration to extract the wonderful flavours. After gentle pressing the must was transferred into 500 lt French oak puncheons (30% new) where the wild yeast fermentation naturally started. The wine was then left on the lees with regular stirring to provide silkiness, complexity and depth and had time to mature over 15 months before we bottled this nectar. This wine is not cold stabilized and is unfined with only light filtration to retain the beautiful aromas with a low sulphur addition. Natural sediments may show but do not impact on the high quality of this natural wine.

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Mike Bennie

“One of the great organic/natural wine producers of New Zealand, Hans Herzog produces very good wines off the back of extremely fine tuned viticulture and winemaking. Manically so, more or less. They are wonderful people, the Herzogs, and the wines are generally outstanding. This was popped and poured through a blind tasting and shone. It’s a bold white wine, too.Very complex, fuller flavoured white wine with lots of character, verve, get up ‘n’ go, and general sense of ‘yes thanks this is good’ stuff in the glass. Preserved lemon, waxy texture, slippery finish, lots of savoury nuttiness through the wine. Good good. It’s got concentration and depth, a lovely sense of a detailed version of the variety, and all up, just wonderfully drinkable. One to pause on and enjoy slowly.” – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front “One of the great organic/natural wine producers of New Zealand, Hans Herzog produces very good wines off the back of extremely fine tuned viticulture and winemaking. Manically so, more or less. They are wonderful people, the Herzogs, and the wines are generally outstanding. This was popped and poured through a blind tasting and shone. It’s a bold white wine, too.Very complex, fuller flavoured white wine with lots of character, verve, get up ‘n’ go, and general sense of ‘yes thanks this is good’ stuff in the glass. Preserved lemon, waxy texture, slippery finish, lots of savoury nuttiness through the wine. Good good. It’s got concentration and depth, a lovely sense of a detailed version of the variety, and all up, just wonderfully drinkable. One to pause on and enjoy slowly.” – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

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Bob Campbell MW

‘Rich, complex wine with nutty oak, ginger, brioche and yeasty lees dominating ripe sauvignon blanc characters. A weighty, textural wine that is showing the benefit of a little bottle-age, but clearly has more development potential ahead. Drink: 2019-2024’ – Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review ‘Rich, complex wine with nutty oak, ginger, brioche and yeasty lees dominating ripe sauvignon blanc characters. A weighty, textural wine that is showing the benefit of a little bottle-age, but clearly has more development potential ahead. Drink: 2019-2024’ – Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review