Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
The Dog Point Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc shows aromas of ripe tropical fruits, ripecitrus, melon, tangerine on the nose. Textural on the palate, with juicy acidity, minerality, and a refreshing lemon/lime infused finish.
This wine pairs well with white meats, pale cheeses, seafood especially scallops and oysters.
James Suckling - "A terrific base-level wine from these masterful sauvignon makers, this has a neat, flinty edge, ahead of fresh, fleshy, tropical and lime fruit, with some grapefruit. The palate has bright, composed and tangy lime citrus flavor and great balance. Crisp and tidy."
Wine Enthusiast - "This vintage of Dog Point is unabashedly green without being overwhelming so. There’s plenty of fig and melon fruit to provide support for the garlands of cut grass, tomato leaf and fresh herbs. The texture, as usual from this venture, is silky, while the finish is long and vibrant. "
Decanter - "Peppery, earthy aromas and green apple, kiwi fruit and passion fruit flavors. Refreshing acidity with a rounded mouthfeel in a well-proportioned wine. "
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Dog Point Vineyard Winery
The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district. "These were days of few fences, of boundary riders and boundary keeping dogs".
Shepherds' dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off and eventually bred into a marauding pack which attacked local flocks.
Their home was a tussock and scrub covered hill, overlooking the Wairau Plains, designated by the early settlers as Dog Point.
Marlborough's Wairau Valley is the major grape growing region of New Zealand, a confined geographical area at the northern tip of the South Island. Abundant sunshine, low rainfall and cool autumn nights characterise our long growing season, enabling the slow evolution of a rich array of vibrant fruit flavors.
Fruit for our wines is sourced from selected vineyard plantings dating back to the late 1970's. These older well-established vines situated on free draining silty clay loams are supplemented with fruit from closely planted hillside vines with a clay loam influence. View all Dog Point Vineyard 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.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.7 out of 5 stars
6 ratings, 1 with reviewAnonymous - New York, NY28/4/2016Royce - Fredericksburg, TX56/8/2016Anonymous - Sparta, TN32/29/2016Alma Leon Reveles (of Wine.com) - Oakland, CA410/15/2014Under $20 this is my favorite NZ Sauvignon Blanc no matter what the vintage. Not overblown and always crisp and tangy.sherin__q21 - Young America, MN39/23/2014Henncoop3 - Brookside, NJ58/2/2014
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