WTN: Organic Sauvignon Blanc

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WTN: Organic Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Sue Courtney » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:58 pm

Momo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Made from 100% organically grown grapes, this seems quite a savoury style of Sauvignon Blanc, the savouriness probably accentuated by the wild yeast ferment that seems to add a funky veneer to the bright fresh fruity flavours. But there's loads of passionfruit and underlying gooseberry and a spicy zestinesss that is just so, so Marlborough.

This is the first 'fully certified' organic (as recognised in NZ and the UK) Sauvignon Blanc from the Momo Range - a label from the Seresin family. Bio-Gro is the certifiying agent in New Zealand - and it's not's just grapes and grape growing, but the additives and winery practices too (I think).

Price about NZ$19. Screwcap closure.
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Re: WTN: Organic Sauvignon Blanc

Postby David M. Bueker » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:17 pm

Does this winery do other organic wines as well, or are they just a Sauvignon Blanc specialist?
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Re: WTN: Organic Sauvignon Blanc

Postby Sue Courtney » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:37 pm

Yes, Seresin is the parent winery - took Robin Garr and Jenise there to visit on their NZ trip so many years ago.
The estate grown wines adhere to organic and biodynamic practices. They produce Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Sparkling and botrytised wines.

The transition to adhering to the practices and becoming certified by the governing agencies takes some time.

I believe the Momo is the first wine they have produced in their second label range to have full certification from BioGro.
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