Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand

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Item No. 122111
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • W&S88
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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:

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.

Critical Acclaim

"nts of grapefruit pith predict this wine's citrus acidity. It's generous in the middle, long on smoky flint in the end. For roast pork chops."
88 Points

Learn 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...

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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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