Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, New Zealand

Price: $19.99
Item No. 108707
  • WS89
  • ST89
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • ST88
  • 2000
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

All fruit is carefully hand harvested and sorted before entering the winery gate. We gently press the grapes and cool ferment the juice in stainless steel vats to reflect and enhance the classic Sauvignon Blanc fruit character. Fifteen percent of this wine has been barrel fermented in new and old French oak barrels to give added texture, balance and increase complexity.

Martinborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is made in a riper, more complex style of new world Sauvignon Blanc. Our Sauvignon Blanc exhibits perfumed aromas of passionfruit and guava with tropical and vanilla notes on the nose. On the palate the ripe fruit character is beautifully balanced against creamy notes from the barrel fermentation portion creating a harmonious and balanced wine with great length and texture.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and lively, with a pineapple edge to the grapefruit and lime flavors, lingering easily. Drink now."
89 Points

"Light yellow. Orange blossom and brown spices on the nose, with exotic hints of nut oil and tropical fruits. Rich, round and broad, with sexy orange and nutmeg flavors that are almost Meursault-like. Doesn't have quite the cut for outstanding but this is very satisfying. The finish shows a slightly dusty, almost tannic quality."
89 Points

Learn About Martinborough Map ItMap It

Martinborough Vineyard was founded in 1980, when five enthusiasts - Derek Milne, his brother Duncan, Duncan's wife Claire Campbell, Russell Schultz and his wife Sue - planted vines in the deep alluvial gravels. The arrival of Larry McKenna towards the end of 1985 added a winemaker and sixth partner to the venture and began what has become a Martinborough winemaking success story....

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Learn About Martinborough

(mahr-tin-bore-ooh) Situated on the southern tip of the North Island, Martinborough is just across the strait from Marlborough. Martinborough is a town, as well as a region within Wairarapa, which, in turn, is located within the region of Wellington. Just to add more confusion, Wellington is also the name of the city there, the capital of New Zealand. Sometimes the names of...

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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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