Brancott Estate B Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

Price: $28.99 $23.97
Save $5.02 (17%)
Item No. 109708
  • WS89
  • ST87
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

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%.
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"Very refreshing with pink grapefruit, kaffir lime and passion fruit notes that show plenty of concentration and focus, witih lip-stacking juiciness. Stays persistent on the finish. "
89 Points

"Pale, bright yellow. Good spicy lift to the orange blossom aroma. Then round, soft and easygoing on the palate, with moderate concentration and cut to the soft citrus and spice flavors. The dusty spicy quality gives a positive dryness to the finish."
87 Points

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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...

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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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