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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 109708)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Southern side of the Marlborough's Wairau Valley is cooler and drier than the Northern side. The soils are also much older and more structural with higher clay content. Formed from glacial outwash and wind-blown loess, they are still free-draining, but have a much higher nutrient content than those on the northern side of the valley. This gives rise to Sauvignon Blanc wines that are flavorsome, textural and have a vibrant, greener edge.

Aromas of blackcurrant and gooseberry with underlying black olive notes dominate the nose. The palate shows a rich concentration of pure Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characters. The fresh capsicum notes are complemented by an oily texture, tantalising minerality and gooseberry flavours, all held together by a crisp acidity.

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About Brancott:

The Brancott Winery opened in 1977, making it one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough. From producing one of the world's first grape tipping tanks, the winery has stayed true to its pioneering herigate and embraced innovation. It was one of the first to commercially plant Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough in 1973, at the top of New Zealand's South Island and has been heavily instrumental in developing the region as one of the foremost viticultural regions for Sauvignon Blanc world-wide. At present, Brancott Estate continues to lead with its innovative winemaking approach and passionate commitment to excellence under the stewardship of chief winemaker, Patrick Materman.