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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2006
(search item no. 89134)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $10.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 85 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Now considered the benchmark of New Zealand varietal Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is a blend of fruit from across Montana's leading estates in Marlborough. It is crafted in a style that epitomizes the character and flavor of the Marlborough region.

Color: Light straw with green highlights.

Aroma: Gooseberry, ripe capsicum and lemongrass with tropical fruit notes.

Palate: This wine displays real fruit intensity. The gooseberry flavors meld well with fresh capsicum and underlying nectarine and passion fruit flavors. A well-balanced wine showing the lively, crisp acidity associated with this style.

Food pairings: Grilled oysters, barbecued prawns or salmon, and poached white fish with fresh green salads containing parsley, pepper or lemon. Mediterranean and Turkish dishes with hummus, olives and feta.

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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.