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Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa

Price: $15.29
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Item No. 102182
  • WS90
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2009 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. 2009 is a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A larger percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil in 2009 has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.

Critical Acclaim

"This is really precise, with great cut to the nervy chive, thyme, lime, pippin apple and fleur de sel notes that run seamlessly through the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2011. 500 cases imported."
90 Points

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Rating:
(10/5/2010)
I first ordered this wine for a "'Round the World" wine tasting, in which I was assigned South Africa. I would never have imagined such a drinkable wine for the price point. This wine was the first to be completely drained at the tasting, and there were more expensive wines there.
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Learn About Southern Right Map ItMap It

In 1994, Anthony Hamilton-Russell founded Southern Right Cellars as a Pinotage specialist, convinced that Pinotage has the intrinsic qualities to produce truly world-class wine with a distinct South African expression and typicity. As an early ripening grape, it is Anthony"s belief that Pinotage will perform best in cooler, maritime areas, where a longer, slower ripening season...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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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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