Sunday, May 19, 2013

Invivo Sauvignon Blanc

Remember the ABC (anything but Chardonnay) movement? Pretty dead these days. In my view, it does not pay to be dogmatic when it comes to wine. Sauvignon Blanc does not have a great image among 'serious wine drinkers', and I admit it is not my favourite grape variety: one dimensional, in your face, boring etc. But to completely ignore it is at your own peril.

 Invivo is a relatively new organic winery from Marlborough. Its 2012 Invivo Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful wine. It displays the expected gooseberry and citrus flavours on the palate, but the wine is not harsh, rather gentle, with a rich mouthfeel, yet fresh. It has a smooth and lifted finish. Altogether, this is an attractive package which goes particularly well with sushi.

Score: 90/++

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