Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 110719
  • ST90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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:
  • 1999
  • RP89
  • WE89
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

All Vavasour wines are 100% varietal and true, honest expressions of their Awatere Valley terroir. A serious, concentrated and expressive wine, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc flaunts a powerful bouquet of fresh herbs and tropical fruits layered with ripe stone fruit and bright citrus. The wine is crisp, balanced and elegant with a distinctive mineral note that holds up well to rich, spicy foods.

Critical Acclaim

"Incisive aromas of grapefruit, chili pepper, quinine, cilantro and minerals. Then sweet, ripe and creamy in the mouth, with noteworthy concentration to the grapefruit pith and exotic fruit flavors. Tactile and dusty, but the wine's stuffing is nicely cut by brisk acidity. Finishes firm and persistent. A far cry from some earlier much less ripe vintages bottled under this label. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/13/2012)
My daughter loved this wine. I want another bottle that has the rooster on the label.
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Rating:
(4/18/2012)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Bright flavors and good with food.
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Rating:
(4/14/2012)
Wow. Classic NZ SB. Too bad this one is gone.
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Learn About Vavasour Map ItMap It

The Vavasour family have a strong historical background. They can trace their ancestry back to the time of the Norman invasion of England. One of their ancestors is thought to have been a 'taster' for William the Conqueror. The rooster on the label is from the family crest, the emblem on the rooster is an indication of the family's lineage.The Vavasours arrived in New Zealand and...

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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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