Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

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Item No. 22844
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Winemaker's Notes

In 1998, we enjoyed a dry and very warm summer which allowed us to harvest ripe fruit flavors that about with tropical depth. Cooler nights prevailed which helped the grapes retain their acid levels which resulted in a wine of perfect balance and a full-bodied ripe style.

We then added some spiciness from our more herbal vineyard sites and created a wine of ample character, framed beautifully with its varietal freshness. This Sauvignon Blanc has great charm and will continue to develop in the cellar. The resulting wines are some of the best produced from Marlborough since 1989. -Phil Rose, Proprietor

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Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River. Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. “The philosophy that we pursue has always been one of elegance and fruit power with the foundation of the style being drinkability. We put a lot of store in the selection of flavors in the vineyard, subsequent small batch vintning and the final touches of the marriage are created at the blending table."

Learn About Other New Zealand

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 Facts Auckland was one of the first wine growing regions of the country, but now produces...

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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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