Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, New Zealand

Price: $24.00 $19.99
Save $4.01 (17%)
Item No. 125375
  • RP90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.

Winemaker's Notes

A cooler 2012 has resulted in a very expressive Sauvignon Blanc, less tropical than the 2011 with more lemon/lime, fresh passion-fruit, a lovely flinty character and a twist of mint. There's a creaminess to the texture derived from the portion fermented in barrel, and a real drive and energy on the finish. Hand-picked, hand-sorted fruit and time on lees are integral to achieving our more elegant, restrained and food-friendly style.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is a limited production wine (only about 3,000 cases) made from handpicked grapes and a touch of malo-lactic fermentation in the winemaking. On the nose it shows a pleasant green bean and grass character over green apples and lemon juice, with just a touch of green mango. Light to medium-bodied, it is crisp with a nice bit of texture through the long, clean finish. Drink it now to 2015. "
90 Points

Learn About Ata Rangi

Clive had tried his hand as a grave-digger and a milkman before finally getting lucky in his third career choice - a winemaker. Ata Rangi is a Maori word for dawning sky or new beginning which is apt considering that when Clive Paton bought the property in 1980 he had never run a vineyard or made wine in his life. Back then Clive traded the promise of a steady income for a bare,...

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Learn About Martinborough

(mahr-tin-bore-ooh) Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Martinborough is just across the strait from Marlborough. Martinborough is a town, as well as a region within Wairarapa, which, in turn, is located within the region of Wellington. Just to add more confusion, Wellington is also the name of the city there, the capital of New Zealand. Sometimes the names of...

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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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EPC22429_2012

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