My Personal Recommendation For You
Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Marlborough; New
Now $52.99 $47.99 by the case
Cloudy Bay Te Koko, Dog Point Section 94, and the Terravin Te Ahu were
but for sheer elegant Graves Blanc minerality and texture, the
Fairbourne left me quivering.
â€“ Peter Rumble, New Zealand Wine Advisor
on elevated, north-facing slopes in the Wairau Valley, this is a classy wine,
tightly structured, with a very fresh, refined bouquet. Weighty, crisp and dry,
it has searching, ripe flavours of citrus fruits and limes, showing excellent
delicacy and intensity, a minerally streak, and a long, tight finish.
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine
Sauvignon Blanc is the cornerstone variety of the New Zealand wine industry. In
fact, in relation to any other SB wine producing region, it has taken only a
relatively short period of time to become the style that other new world
producers (and an increasing number from the old world) aspire to produce,
associate with, and benchmark.
the contrary, those same folks believe
Marlborough's best is yet to come . .
well, it has arrived!
Estate mission is simple:
â€śThe companyâ€™s sole focus is to make small
quantities of world class wine from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.â€ť
the flagship Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, made from grapes grown on
elevated sites on the north-facing slopes of the Wairau Valley.
and wife) owners Sarah Inkersell and Russell Hooper (pictured) approach to this
task is nothing short of meticulous. Both have extensive backgrounds in the
Marlborough wine district
, â€śMarlborough Sauvignon Blanc is what we know and
where our passion lies. We know there is more to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
than the widely recognized style.â€ť
Sarah, is a skilled Sauvignon Blanc â€śSpecialistâ€ť
, always striving to produce an
original, top-flight style. From the low-yielding vines â€“ three Wairau Valley
vineyards (Bridwill, Baysview and Skyedale) â€“ of soils with alluvial and clay
gravels, she is able to create very distinctive flavors of ripe citrus and
stone fruit nuances with a â€śwet stoneâ€ť mineral character.
grapes were fermented as site batches with a neutral yeast to capture their
individual fruit and site expressions. The wine was fermented in temperature
stainless steel tanks over a four week period. A judicious
blend of the finished wines, including
a tiny percent matured in aged French
of fresh crushed lemon and lime with alluvial river stone and melon. For the
palate, thereâ€™s a smooth citrus entry, an ascending concentration of pure white
stone fruits. Finishes dry with a persistent fruit and mineral flavors. This
production is the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc made with elegance and
generosity. Made in balance and with intensity and the wine drinks well early,
but will reward the patient after a few years in a good cellar.â€ť
â€“Sarah Inkersell, Winemaker
suggested cuisine to pair with:
shucked Oysters are a natural accompaniment for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and
my wine is no exception. Salmon pairs well, as does a fresh salad of asparagus
and chilled melon with a citrus drizzle. A recent favorite is prawn steamed
with rose water and lemon grass with a green side salad seasoned with Japanese
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