The Hermit Ram

Skin Fermented Sauvignon Blanc

9.025 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

Skin-fermented, methode ancestrale, unfined, unfiltered and undisgorged NZ Sauv Blanc—very interesting. Wasn’t so sure at first but it really grew on me with my meal. I’d have another one.

Skin-fermented, methode ancestrale, unfined, unfiltered and undisgorged NZ Sauv Blanc—very interesting. Wasn’t so sure at first but it really grew on me with my meal. I’d have another one.

Jul 15th, 2020
Aschwin de Wolf

This is a wild one. Dark yellow and cloudy. That this unfiltered skin-contact white with little sulfur has some brett on the nose is almost redundant to mention. Aroma of funky citrus fruits, most notably peach and tangerine. Light bodied, tart apple, lime, orange, with some bitterness. Tannins are there but a minor player. Not terribly complex but this has an attractive ancestral appeal.

This is a wild one. Dark yellow and cloudy. That this unfiltered skin-contact white with little sulfur has some brett on the nose is almost redundant to mention. Aroma of funky citrus fruits, most notably peach and tangerine. Light bodied, tart apple, lime, orange, with some bitterness. Tannins are there but a minor player. Not terribly complex but this has an attractive ancestral appeal.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2021
Chris Talbott

Easy drinking.

Easy drinking.

Oct 5th, 2020
Sarah Noh

Sooooo yeasty! Tasted of ripe peaches and apples. Thanks @Jean Kim!

Sooooo yeasty! Tasted of ripe peaches and apples. Thanks @Jean Kim!

Jul 24th, 2020
Tim H
8.6

Nice guava/passionfruit vibe. Kinda like fancy kombucha

Nice guava/passionfruit vibe. Kinda like fancy kombucha

Jul 13th, 2020
jochen rueckert

Very grapefruity and interesting

Very grapefruity and interesting

May 31st, 2020
Kristen McCabe

Pineapple and yeast nose, sour apple, medium bodied

Pineapple and yeast nose, sour apple, medium bodied

May 29th, 2020
Robert May

Lovely atypical NZ Sauv Blanc with Jura-style skin fermentation and stony minerality married to a classic gooseberry baseline.

Lovely atypical NZ Sauv Blanc with Jura-style skin fermentation and stony minerality married to a classic gooseberry baseline.

May 22nd, 2020
Heath Bradby

This is really interesting - not my usual steez but would go there again. Very present minerals but delicious

This is really interesting - not my usual steez but would go there again. Very present minerals but delicious

May 22nd, 2020
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

8.8

Drew had this 4 months ago

Drew had this 4 months ago

Jan 23rd, 2021