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Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 103033
  • RP89
  • WS89
Style: Light & Crisp

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.

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Winemaker's Notes

The nose is very aromatic displaying ripe passion fruit, tropical fruits and floral notes. The palate is exuberant and well fruited with a soft mid-palate and refreshing acidity. Savor with high jinks and convivial company.

Critical Acclaim

"A panoply of classic Sauvignon flavors, starting with lime, gooseberry and passion fruit and picking up green mango notes as the light, deft finish goes on. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. "
89 Points

"The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive grassy nose with touches of gooseberry, lime and a touch of smoke. The palate is well balanced with ripe apply fruit, touches of orange zest and a little elderflower leading to another elegant finish. "
89 Points

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 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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