Brancott Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
Gold medal winning Sauvignon Blanc that's naturally 20% lighter in calories!
Classically styled Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with passion fruit and pink grapefruit on the nose and ripe lemon acidity on the palate.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "An enticing and serious effort at the same time, the lively and low alcohol 2013 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc plays delightfully on the palate, a fine choice with a dozen raw oysters. Light straw, green color; dried lemon citrus, light herbs in the nose, pleasing edgy mineral note, medium depth; light bodied, vibrant on the palate; bright melon and herbs in the flavors; medium finish, lively aftertaste. (Tasted: September 11, 2015, San Francisco, CA)"
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. View all Brancott Wines
About MarlboroughView a map of Marlborough wineries (mahrl-bore-oh)
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; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling are also made.
Notable FactsThe region has well-drained alluvial loam soils, which are perfect for grape growing. The grapes receive a good deal of sunshine during the day, but recovers in the cool evenings. Marlborough's growing season is long, which helps foster the gradual, even ripening of the grapes. Not made for much aging, the Sauvignon Blancs of Marlborough are of the buy ‘em and drink ‘em class of wine. Expect little vintage variation here - quantity differs more than quality.
About New ZealandThe country of New Zealand is about 1000 miles from the coast of Australia. It consists of two long islands, end to end, that are approximately the same length as California. Most of the country's climate is maritime due to the abundant coastline. The northern island is warmer and wetter, while the southern island is cooler and dryer. The most popular grapes of New Zealand are Sauvignon Blanc (made most famous by the bright, crisp wines coming out of Marlborough), Chardonnay and the ever-growing Pinot Noir.
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1 rating, 1 with review38/28/2015
Flight Song is a typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with heavy with grapefruit on the front end. Chris tasted passion fruit, while I tasted orange and peach. We both agreed that Flight Song had a short, abrupt finish. Read our entire review here: http://wp.me/p5EPbt-7n
- Light & Crisp