Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 115830
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • W&S90
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: 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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This Sauvignon Blanc is light straw colored. This wine offers an intense lifted nose of ripe tropical fruits and citrus. Refined and elegant, it displays a finely textured palate with flavors of guava and stone fruit. Wonderfully expressive with a dry refreshing finish, this wine is best savored with high-jinks and convival company.

Critical Acclaim

"Old-vine fruit lends this estate-grown wine depth and density, a broad, silken feel that carries flavors of fresh cream and green papaya. The initial leesiness recedes with air, leaving a lovely texture in its wake."
90 Points

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debparr - Friendship, WI (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/22/2013)
How a lovely Sauvignon should taste. Beautiful.
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Rating:
(11/6/2012)
This was a delicious New Zealand wine. I will order again.
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Learn About Wairau River Map ItMap It

Established in 1978, the Rose family estate vineyards are situated on the banks of the Wairau River. Low crops and ripe fruit produce wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. “The philosophy that we pursue has always been one of elegance and fruit power with the foundation of the style being drinkability. We put a lot of store in the selection of flavors in the vineyard, subsequent small batch vintning and the final touches of the marriage are created at the blending table."

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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