Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
Though dry, this Sauvignon Blanc is full and fruity. On the nose, it presents a bouquet of tropical fruit. These aromas are backed up on the palate by flavors of pineapple and green mango, finishing with a bracing flash of lime crispness.
International Wine Cellar - "Pale bright yellow. Sexy aromas of orange and pineapple complicated by clove, nutmeg and minerals. Then round, dense and almost honeyed on the palate, with a touch of sweetness leavened by dusty minerality. Chewy, concentrated, very ripe sauvignon with a long finish given lift by a refreshing hint of bitterness."
Mt. Beautiful Winery
Beautiful wine comes from a beautiful place. Mt. Beautiful wines are the expression of the wild, rugged and breathtakingly scenic region of North Canterbury. Certified-sustainable and estate-grown, these distinctively restrained wines let the pure terroir shine through. Only seven miles from the ocean, the vineyards are protected from harsh sea winds by their benevolent namesake, Mt. Beautiful.
World-renowned scholar/entrepreneur and New Zealand native David Teece, together with his wife Leigh, spent two years searching for just this spot, where they could pioneer an undiscovered region and fulfill their dream of bringing the best of New Zealand to the world. We hope you enjoy the fruits of their mission. View all Mt. Beautiful Wines
About Other New ZealandView a map of Other New Zealand wineries
A few other New Zealand areas include the region of Auckland, high up on the North Island, Nelson, sitting to the west of Marlborough, and Canterbury, just under Waipara on the South Island. Most wines in New Zealand will come from a designated area and say so on the label.
Notable FactsAuckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces very little of New Zealand's wine. It's pretty wet up there so vineyards are planted in the driest spots possible – reds are most popular here. Nelson is the only region along the west coast of the country, producing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Canterbury's chilly climate is best suited for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
About New ZealandThe country of New Zealand is about 1000 miles from the coast of Australia. It consists of two long islands, end to end, that are approximately the same length as California. Most of the country's climate is maritime due to the abundant coastline. The northern island is warmer and wetter, while the southern island is cooler and dryer. The most popular grapes of New Zealand are Sauvignon Blanc (made most famous by the bright, crisp wines coming out of Marlborough), Chardonnay and the ever-growing Pinot Noir.
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