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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 122111)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fleshy tropical melon, guava, ripe gooseberry aromas leap from the glass in the first instance, followed by the more elegant refined herbaceous ripe green smells of fresh fennel, tomato leaf, coriander and nettles, all bundled together with citrus lime to deliver the full aromatic spectrum of what'‘great' Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc can offer. The palate is intense, soft and inviting with succulent crunchy acidity and delivers line with salty sinewy phenolics giving structure and textural weight – Another remarkable Wither Hills 'Wairau Valley' Sauvignon Blanc!

A perfect match with plump oysters, green lip mussels, even prosciutto and rock melon. Or simply on the deck with great company and repartee.

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About Wither Hills:

Wither Hills vineyard has a significant 300 hectares of superb viticultural land nestled in the heart of the region's Wairau Valley. The Wairau Valley is the major grape growing area of Marlborough bordered by the landmark range of hills to the South - the Wither Hills. The vineyards flourish in free draining, silty alluvial loam over deep stony river deposits, providing a near perfect growing environment.

Wither Hills is founded on the sincere belief that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards. The combination of winemaking and viticultural expertise is a powerful one that yields genuine rewards for those who appreciate premium wines.