Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
New Zealand's signature varietal tends to be bold and big. This wine focuses on texture rather than enhanced aromatics. In order to take some of the sharp edge off the palate, a small portion of the wine goes through natural and malolactic fermentation.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Taking a page out of the grape's purity, Winemaker Kim Crawford has forged a superior example of Sauvignon Blanc. The 2013 serves up a bushel of warm peach skin aromas, a nicely layered palate and a brightness of core and citrus fruit in the finish. A super classy wine with lots to like about it. The wine's long finish would easily invite a meal surrounded by sashimi, raw oysters and even al dente aspargus as suggested by the winery."
Wine Enthusiast - "The new project of Erica and Kim Crawford (yes, the Kim Crawford), Loveblock is situated on a spectacular windswept promontory overlooking the sea. Passion fruit, vibrant and pure, marks the nose, while the plump palate reveals hints of gooseberry that linger through the extended finish."
Loveblock was forged by Erica and Kim Crawford from a love affair with a view and a challenge. Perched high on the hills overlooking Marlborough's Awatere Valley, our Loveblock is far removed from the agricultural bustle in the valley below. From here you can almost see the end of the planet; the peace lifts you above your troubles. At Loveblock, we are charged with creating the best wine we can to express this extraordinary place and its unique aspect. We follow our deeply held belief in ethical farming which enables the wine to show its true and naked terroir. View all Loveblock 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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3 ratings, 3 with reviewsdebparr - Friendship, WI49/10/2014Better than the 2012, which when you drink them side-by-side, is sharp and overwhelming citrus. The 2013 had a more pleasant bouquet and seemed gentler on the tongue. Pleasant enough.Wilfred Wong (of Wine.com) - San Francisco, CA38/18/2014
A really tasty effort from winemaker Kim Crawford and his wife Erica, the 2013 Loveblod is bright and sassy on the palate, with mineral and dried citrus flavors; crisp in the finish.Curtisee - Cranberry Twp, PA37/10/2014
- Light & Crisp
- Pair With
- oysters on the half shell
Good but identical in everyday to regular Kim Sauvignon Blanc
- Light & Crisp
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.
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