Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Central Otago, New Zealand

$20.00 $8.99
Save $11.01
Item No. 116783
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST88
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WE91

Winemaker's Notes

Elderflower, gooseberry and cassis dominate the aromas touched by a faint whiff of gunflint from barrel fermentation.The palate is full bodied and dry with great intensity of fruit balanced by refreshing acidity. This is a serious Sauvignon that is ideally suited to fresh seafood or with artisan cheeses such as chevre.

Critical Acclaim

"Very pale color. Complex, soil-driven nose hints at gooseberry, fresh herbs, smoke and flint, along with a lightly saline character. Then supple but firm in the mouth, with a saline, smoky minerality and musky herbs dominating. Today, the rather flinty barrel notes dominate the wine's fruit. This round, broad, dry wine needs to be served with food."
88 Points

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Rating:
(8/3/2012)
Style: Light & Crisp
unusual Sauvignon Blanc but worth every dollar - great food wine to enjoy every day
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Amisfield Vineyard is a producer of fine wine from the Lowburn area of New Zealand's Central Otago region. The region is renowned for producing world class Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines. Nestled between Amisfield and Parkburn streams planing commenced in 1999 and now consists of over 100 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc with considerable...

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Learn About Central Otago

(oh-TAH-go) The southernmost vineyards of the world lie here in Central Otago. Unlike most other New Zealand appellations, Central Otago is inland - nestled right in the middle of the southern island. Its lack of proximity to water creates weather more continental than maritime, leading to big temperature shifts - hot during the day, significantly cooler at night. Notable...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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