Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc Paretai 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 113789
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP88
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

The Paretai Sauvignon Blanc is bright straw in color with a green hue. The spicy, vibrant tropical fruit aromas are complimented by lime zest and nashi pear with a mineral finish. The palate is rich and full, with a satisfyingly long finish.

Pair with Blue Fin Tuna steak seasoned and seared each side, served rare with fresh lime juice, olive oil, avocado, red onion & tomato.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Paretai Sauvignon Blanc gives intense aromas of freshly chopped herbs, mown grass and gooseberries with nuances of lemon zest and wet pebbles. Medium bodied, it offers a generous amount of gooseberry, stone fruit and herbal flavors in the mouth with refreshing acidity and a long finish. Drink it now through 2013. "
88 Points

Learn About Matua Valley Map ItMap It

While Bill and Ross Spence were the sons of a winemaking father, but decided not to follow his winemaking path. They began in a ragged tin shed in West Auckland, in 1974. The wines they released from that first vintage immediately placed them amongst the leading group of innovative winemakers. Chardonnay and Gamay Teinturier were not common varieties in New Zealand at that time,...

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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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