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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2009
(search item no. 102841)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Pale yellow in color with green hues and brilliant clarity.

Aroma: Lifted fruit characters of pineapple and grapefruit with secondary notes of green pepper and freshly cut nettle aromas.

Palate: A crisp and zesty backbone combines with fresh tropical fruit sweetness. Excellent weight and balance, this wine lingers on the palate in a full, refreshing finish.

Enjoyable on its own as an aperitif or pairs well with seared scallops, lemon herb chicken, or light summer salads.

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About Nobilo:

So rich in history, Nobilo wines are proudly hailed as some of New Zealand's most respected pioneering wine brands. A Croat immigrant, Nikola Nobilo, whose family history and winemaking background stretches back over 300 years to the Adriatic island of Korcula off the Dalmatian coast, led the way. The history of the company in New Zealand goes back to the early 1940's when this Croatian family, landed in New Zealand. They settled in Huapai, West Auckland situated in the North Island of New Zealand, and started planting vines in 1943. With over 300 years of European wine history, this family effectively persuaded and guided the NZ wine industry away from hybrid grape varieties and fortified wines, to a higher level of quality wine, now recognised and appraised by all markets.