2019 Heritage

Named after Andrew's first daughter, this wine lives up to it's namesake. Our Ella is an attention grabber, full of complexity with heaps of character. But you'll never pull a tanty when you sip this beautiful drop. You can typically expect to fork out a bit more for quality oak aged Sauvy like this one. But we're a generous bunch here at Misty Cove, and we want you to be an Ella convert.

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THE FULL STORY

If you ever wanted to try an exceptional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, this is the go. The 2019 Ella Maria is the sixth release of this very special and highly sought-after wine. Named after Andrew and Marieke’s first daughter, Ella Maria, the white Bordeaux style is produced in limited numbers and only ever made from exceptional fruit. The wine delivers stunning concentration and elegance whilst finishing impressively long and harmonious, while the oak fermentation smooths out that acidity normally prominent in the usual Sauvignon Blanc.

Expert Opinion

95 Points (5 Stars)

"A wonderful barrel-fermented offering; the complex bouquet shows grapefruit, Gala apple, kaffir lime and oatmeal characters with a hint of cedar. The palate delivers stunning concentration and persistency, backed by textural mouthfeel and bright acidity, finishing impressively long and engaging. At its best: now to 2026."

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

90 Points (4 Stars)

"Medium yellow colour and the bouquet reveals some barrel fermentation nuttiness, smoky and lightly toasted-nutty. The wine is light-bodied and soft, balanced, clean and charming, with some complexity of flavour. There is varietal fruit more on the palate than the nose. Good balance and decent length. Very enjoyable."

Bob Campbell, The Real Review

Winemaking

This is Marlborough Sauvy but probably not as you know it. That’s because after the grapes are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed they then undergo wild fermentation in French Barriques for 10 months. The result is a much more complex wine with an array of flavours, more so than your standard zingy, aromatic style SauvyB.

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