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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Staete Landt Annabel Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Staete Landt Annabel Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 119199)
screw cap wine

Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Staete Landt 2011 'Annabel' Sauvignon Blanc has an intensely aromatic classic nose with nectarines, tropical and citrus characters. In the mouth a soft velvety texture with abundant peaches and grapefruit flavours with chalky and slaty characters, rounding off in an elegant mineral finish.
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About Staete Landt:

At Staete Landt they produce wine for the top end of the market, which is the segment of exclusive and (super) premium wines. With a team of passionate wine people they are highly committed to their land, its soils, their vines and their wines. They look after their vines and resources with great dedication in order to make wines that truly represent our unique terroir on the ‘Golden Mile’.

The ‘Golden Mile’ is the name given to a special strip of land in Marlborough located on the old riverbed soils in the sub region of Rapaura. This relatively small area of land has the most optimum wine growing conditions due to its unique microclimate. Some of the oldest and most famous Marlborough vineyards are planted in this area.

The intense ‘Rapaura’ flavors are nurtured in the winery, as they practice minimal winemakers intervention. This means they use the very best of traditional winemaking methods with the latest technology and their own passion for. The results are honest character wines with an old world texture and elegance.