Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc (3 Liter Octavin Home Wine Bar) 2009
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
Stainless steel tanks combined with clean and simple winemaking techniques make for a pristine and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. We employ special yeasts during our cool fermentation process to create the crisp and ripe fruit flavors of kiwi, pear, and green apple with distinctive mineral and gooseberry notes prominent. The stainless steel treatment assures that the wine delivers the crisp finish and fresh structure expected from a true Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Wine Enthusiast - "The bottle may not be traditional, but what’s inside is typical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, loaded with upfront passion fruit and hints of bell pepper. It fades a bit quickly on the finish, but it’s a plump, medium-bodied example of the type and nicely balanced for the price.
Silver Birch Winery
Our Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc is from the famous cool climate vineyards of the renowned Marlborough winegrowing region. Marlborough is located at the northern tip of the southern island of New Zealand. Being on the coast of such a narrow island, Marlborough is consistently exposed to cool maritime weather, which creates the extended ripening period and racy acidity of one of the most admired Sauvignon Blanc flavor profiles in the world. Native New Zealander and artisan winemaker, Drew Ellis has extensive relationships with some of the best vineyards throughout Marlborough, "Our goal is to grow the right grapes that allow us to craft the quintessential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc year after year." View all Silver Birch 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; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling are also made.
Notable FactsThe region has well-drained alluvial loam soils, which are perfect for grape growing. The grapes receive a good deal of sunshine during the day, but recovers in the cool evenings. Marlborough's growing season is long, which helps foster the gradual, even ripening of the grapes. Not made for much aging, the Sauvignon Blancs of Marlborough are of the buy ‘em and drink ‘em class of wine. Expect little vintage variation here - quantity differs more than quality.
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.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3 }div>3 out of 5 stars
- 5 Stars: 0
- 4 Stars: 3
- 3 Stars: 0
- 2 Stars: 3
- 1 Stars: 0
6 ratings, 4 with reviewsCheryl Fedele - Harvard, MA211/13/2011210/19/201128/12/2011this had an odd taste to me... so not my favorite..Karen Wall - Charlotte, NC412/7/2010Love this wine! Very refreshing and would definitely buy again! We love New Zealand Wines and this is up there with the best!gwendolyn - Oakland, CA45/12/2010Boxes are back! We have this box sitting in our fridge and while cooking dinner I just use the tap to pour myself a glass of this wine - crisp, grassy, grapefruit-y Sauvignon Blanc. Well balanced and fresh every night, even after a week. This is the perfect wine to keep stocked in your fridge this summer. Great for warm weather, with seafood - 4 bottles worth of wine in here! Can't beat it!Warren Kennedy - West Columbia, TX47/6/2010Very good tasting wine with lingering flavor and pleasant odor.
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
- 5 Stars: