Eradus Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

Item No. 99076
  • white wine
  • WE91
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for Eradus Sauvignon Blanc were grown in the Awatere Valley, Marlborough. The Awatere Valley is about 20 minutes south of the Wairau Valley and has its own unique microclimate. This microclimate can best be described as being slightly cooler than the Wairau Valley with more wind and less rainfall. Adding to this are the lighter "bonier" soils. Overall the above-mentioned factors give the Awatere wines a fresher, crisper and more herbaceous edge, both on the nose and palate. There is also an underlying minerality that is a hallmark of the Sauvignon Blanc grown throughout the Awatere Valley region.

The finished wine enjoys a basket of fruit flavors which show excellent freshness, ripeness, texture, delicacy and depth. It is a full-bodied wine with wonderful aromas of herbs, passionfruit, guava and citrus.

Critical Acclaim

"This is herbal and bell-peppery but not to an extreme, balanced by citrus and pineapple fruit. It’s medium- to full-bodied, with an appealing, slightly oily texture and great length. Drink now; probably would be great with ceviche. "
91 Points

"Lime, grapefruit and tangy peach flavors are concentrated, with grass, oyster shell and lemon thyme lingering on the finish. Drink now."
88 Points

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Learn About Eradus

Emigrating from Holland in 1982, Har, Sophie and the Eradus kids settled in Auckland. After being in the flower business for 20 years the decision was made to sell up and semi-retire to a new lifestyle; a vineyard in the Awatere Valley. Upon development completion and launching the Eradus wine labels with a 2002 Sauvignon Blanc, Har and Sophie concluded that a 30 acre vineyard was...

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Learn About Marlborough

(mahrl-bore-oh) Grass-fed Wines Sitting pretty on the northern tip of New Zealand's south island, Marlborough has become synonymous with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. As well it should be - Marlborough is the primary region for those delicious, citrusy, summer-lovin' wines with vibrant acidity and pungent, grassy, grapefruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is the main grape here;...

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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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