88%
of 262
would buy again
88%
of 262
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

88% of 262

Small and Small Serious Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Mabel

88%
of 262
would buy again
88%
of 262
About this rating

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Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

88% of 262

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Small and Small Serious Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Mabel

88%
of 262
would buy again
88%
of 262
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price.

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2018

88% of 262

Market Price
To show you the value you’re getting as an Angel...

Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Greywacke 'Wild' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £24.00

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£19.99

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£12.99

Market Price
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Every 6 months we taste and benchmark our wines against up to 3 comparable wines on the market. The Market price you see is based on the price of these wines.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Market price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Greywacke 'Wild' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £24.00

    (As of 24/09/2019)

  • Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Sold by The Wine Society

    £19.99

    (As of 24/09/2019)

£19.99

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£12.99

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About the wine

This deliciously concentrated and complex drop is not your average Sauvignon
  • Bill and Claudia describe their Mabel Sauvignon Blanc as ‘making lemonade out of lemons’. They intended to hand-pick the grapes, but the night before they were due to harvest, the weather became extremely humid with tropical storms…

  • When Bill checked the grapes the next day, he “found juice running down my hand from just the lightest touch - it was quite astonishing. It was literally like each bunch was a dripping sponge.” What they had was a case of ‘slip skin Botrytis’ - where an enzyme breaks down the connection between the grapes pulp and the skin, so the skin can literally slip off. 

  • They got the grapes into the winery as quickly as possible and the juice actually tasted pretty darn good… ‘too unique and tasty not to bottle!’ So they decided to ferment it separately, as a little experiment. The result was a characteristically Marlborough Sauvignon with an extra level of richness and complexity. Think of it as something that you might drink in place of a full-flavoured Viognier.

Best before
Uncharted territory, but if the ageing of botrytis sweet wines is anything to go by it should age well

Serving advice
Serve lightly chilled

Food match
Maybe I'd choose a roast chicken. Or perhaps salmon

Small and Small Serious Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Mabel

Contains sulphites

Always check the label

New Zealand

Marlborough

Sauvignon blanc

Fruity White

12.5% ABV

75cl

Meet the winemaker - Bill & Claudia Small

  • Husband and wife team Bill and Claudia went it alone thanks to Angel funding 10 years ago. Since then, they've gone on to become Naked legends.
  • Using your Angel funding, the Smalls have built close relationships with grape growers ‘in the bits of Marlborough they love’ to make lovingly crafted gems from some of the best fruit going.
  • With you behind them, your King and Queen of Marlborough have gone from strength to strength. You’re the reason they make some of the highest-rated Sauvignons in the whole of New Zealand. Kudos to you.

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88% of 262 would buy it again
£12.99

2018

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