Brancott Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

Price: $19.49
Item No. 86981
  • WE90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • WS88
  • 1998
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

The Brancott Reserve balances fresh fruit flavors and the refreshingly crisp acidity that are the hallmark of exceptional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of guava, stone fruit a lemongrass are highlighted by sweet green pepper. The palate is rich and smooth with ripe stone fruit flavors that are complimented by herbal notes

The grapes for Brancott Vineyards Reserve Sauvignon Blanc are harvested predominantly from the Brancott Estate vineyard on the southeastern side of the Wairau Valley of Marlborough. The Wairau Valley is protected by mountain ranges to the north and west, and by the Kaikoura Mountains to the south. Brancott Estate is in a small side valley facing north which receives maximum sunshine. The soils of the vineyard are derived from glacial outwash material and can generally be described as silt loam overlying gravels and rocks. These soils are low in fertility and have a low water holding capacity. Viticultural practices applied in the vineyard assist in flavor development and include techniques such as specialized trellising, trimming of the vines and removal of leaves in the fruit zone to allow sunlight exposure.

"Has all the typical ingredients of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc: tropical fruit, citrus flavors and herbal notes. What distinguishes this wine is that they're all in relative balance, with no single element dominating. It's simultaneously plump in the mouth, yet clean and refreshing on the finish."
-Wine Enthusiast

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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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