Azure Bay Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2002

Bordeaux White Blends from New Zealand

$9.99
Item No. 76112
  • white wine

Winemaker's Notes

Grape Source Protected by mountain ranges from the harsh weather coming east from Australia, New Zealand's eastern coastline is a magical spot for making fine wines. This 54% Sauvignon Blanc and 46% Semillon blend is an exquisite expression of the area's white wine character.

Winemaking Azure Bay 2002 East Coast New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the varietal's natural fruitiness. The resulting wine is a bold and refreshing wine, punctuated with crisp flavors of grapefruit, guava, green melon and a kiss of passion fruit, complete with a clean finish.

Food Recommendations Try this delectable blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon with poultry, vegetarian, and fresh seafood dishes, especially with shellfish. For the more adventurous, the vibrant fruit flavors of this Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon will also pair very well with grilled prawns or steamed mussels, served with fruit kabobs and lemon butter.

Learn About Azure Bay

Azure Bay brings you a collection of wines sourced from the finest wine growing regions around the world. Whether Australia or New Zealand, California or Italy - each premium varietal represents a region's flagship wine style. Azure Bay wines deliver high on quality and value, and are handcrafted to be fruit-forward and approachable in style. Discover the world of Azure Bay - premium varietals from the world's finest winegrowing regions.

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...

Read More About Other New Zealand

Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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