Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2000

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

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Item No. 48988
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Winemaker's Notes

Marlborough enjoyed a typically long dry Autumn in 2000 and as a result of a mid-April harvest, the fruit for this wine was in premium condition and beautifully balanced from a lower than normal cropping level. Ripe flavors abound and combined with varietal freshness and balanced acid, this wine already shows great palate weight and drinkability. Serve with a range of fine cuisine particularly shellfish or simply enjoy as an aperitiff.

Alcohol Level: 13%

Learn About Wairau River Map ItMap It

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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