3sixty2 Sauvignon Blanc

The Double 5-Star Sauvignon that's gorgeously different.

3sixty2 Sauvignon Blanc

2019, Marlborough New Zealand
  • 3sixty2 are a premium, boutique NZ producer
  • Partially barrel fermented, aged 18 months, a different take on the Marlborough classic!
  • 5 Stars, 95/100 (Sam Kim) - "Gorgeously complex and engaging,
  • 5 Stars (Michael Cooper) - "Tightly structured, it is still fresh and vigorous, in a medium-bodied style with savoury, ripely herbal flavours, showing excellent delicacy, complexity and length."
Sam Kim – 95 Points
Michael Cooper 5 Stars

12 in stock

RRP $29.99

$24.99

3sixty2 is a story that dates back some 200 years and involves vine cuttings, James Busby and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Although, more recently, it’s about an email that landed in our inbox from Alice, who started the whole 3sixty2 gig.

“I’m a very small boutique young NZ winemaker. I make 2496 bottles each year of Sauvignon Blanc….and before you roll your eyes and think, oh no not another Marlborough Sav… this one is different! Partly barrel fermented, 25% wild yeast, funky and aged. The Sav that non Sav drinkers love. But also the Sav that Sav connoisseurs are intrigued by.”

This latest 2019 vintage is backed by two 5-Star reviews from local critics…

5 Stars, 95/100 (Sam Kim)
“Gorgeously complex and engaging, the wine shows grapefruit, apricot, dried herb, oatmeal and almond nuances on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate displaying richly textured mouthfeel and bright acidity. Beautifully weighted and persistent. At its best: now to 2027”

5 Stars (Michael Cooper)
“Currently delicious, the distinctive, finely textured 2019 vintage (5*) was fermented and matured for 18 months in a large (2,500 litres) oak cuve. Bright, light lemon/green, it has a fragrant, inviting bouquet. Tightly structured, it is still fresh and vigorous, in a medium-bodied style with savoury, ripely herbal flavours, showing excellent delicacy, complexity and length. “

So what’s with the name? Well, 362 is the number of cuttings James Busby planted on what would become the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Alice’s hood. And having done her groundwork as a young NZ viticulturist and totally obsessed with wine, it seemed like a good place to start.

Make no mistake. This is an alternative take on the classic Marlborough Sauvy. Using fruit from the Waihopai Valley, partially barrel fermented, Alice then gives 3sixty2 547 days (18 months) aging in the cellars before release.

Alice reckons this style of great with salt and pepper squid (or hot new potatoes with parsley) – but, like most Sauvy, you ain’t gonna go wrong with classic kiwi fush ‘n’ chups.

  • 12.5%
  • 750ml
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