Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from selected vineyards located in New Zealand's famous Marlborough region on the South Island, which is ideally suited to this varietal. Meticulous vineyard management and innovative winemaking combine to produce a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
The 2012 growing season was one of the coolest in Marlborough's recent history, resulting in a smaller-than-normal crop of concentrated fruit. A warming trend in the fall ripened the grapes just in time, providing classic flavors and the crisp acidity for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned.
Wine Spectator - "Smooth and intense, with plenty of lemon, kumquat, lime zest and ruby grapefruit flavors, offering a juicy finish. "
FRENZY is a name inspired by the myriad, uncontrollable forces of nature that must fall into place in order to make great wine. It also connotes the numerous, vivid aromatic and flavor characteristics you will find in our New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Priced to offer exceptional value, FRENZY doesn't compromise in its display of peach, grapefruit, lime, melon and fresh-cut grass characteristics, all enveloped in a brisk, refreshing acidity that will complement a wide range of foods. In just a few years, the success of this wine has exceeded our expectations and we are pleased to continue to craft this wine using high-quality Sauvignon Blanc that is highly expressive and an exceptional value. View all Frenzy 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; 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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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.