Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Semillon

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Award Winning Man O' War Gravestone Sauvignon Semillon

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Tasting Note

Intense aromas of guava, gooseberry, nettles and blackcurrants dominate with undertones of lychee and chalk dust. The palate is fresh and vibrant with high natural acidity balanced by weight, texture and a long persistent finish.

Taking its name from the fluted basalt boulders that solemnly surround the volcanic hilltop vineyards, 'Gravestone' is a blend of the very finest Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon harvested each vintage.

Product Information

  • White Wine

  • White - Crisp, Refreshing, Dry

  • Man O' War

  • New Zealand

  • Waiheke Island

  • Sauvignon Blanc

  • Semillon Blanc (30%)

  • 2016

  • Drink now or keep for 2-3 years

  • 75cl

  • Screwcap

  • 13%

  • Yes

Winemaking

Sauvignon blanc was hand harvested and given extended skin contact before gentle pressing and fermentation on light juice lees. Semillon was gently pressed and clarified before fermentation in old, seasoned barrels. Following fermentation the wines stayed on lees for 3 months in tank and barrel before blending.

Press

  • 95/100 - Smoky minerality on the nose. Dense mid-palate with tangy, grassy citrus fruit and a touch of tropical melon. Poised, precise finish with great length.

    • International Wine Challenge 2018
    • Gold Medal

Customer Reviews

  • Deserves its gold medal

    I was curious to try this because of its Gold medal at the 2018 International Wine Challenge. It is an absolutely amazing wine, with dramatic balance, fabulous mid-palate intensity and amazingly long, lingering flavour sustain on the palate. As my wife says, it does taste 'grown-up', with complex honey, wet wool and bitter grapefruit flavours, and it has been made in a reductive style, so over-chilling and then decanting for ~10 minutes before pouring into the glass would help bring it along. Try with scallops, oysters or complex dishes with umami flavours - it should stand up to the likes of capers, anchovies, etc. with no problem.

    • 11111 Quality
    • 11111 Value for money

    Review by Tom King (Posted on 03/07/2018)

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The following delivery services are not available on our website, but can be arranged by calling us on 01225 322810.

  • UK mainland next day by 9am timed parcel delivery: £10.00 per 1-12 bottles
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Click & Collect is a free deliver to store service. Orders will be available for collection from the Great Western Wine Shop, Unit 3-4, Wells Road, Bath, BA2 3AP only (Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm, closed on Bank Holidays). Orders are ready for collection within 2 working days. You will be notified by the Customer Service team when your order is ready for collection. When collecting your order, please ensure you bring a valid photo ID, card used for payment along with a copy of your order. This can be a printed copy or you can show a copy of the email confirmation on your phone or tablet. If you are unable to collect your order within 15 days of purchase, your order will be cancelled and payment refunded.