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Glazebrook Sauvignon Blanc 2018

    750ML / 0% ABV
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    Winemaker Notes

    At the northeastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough enjoys a temperate climate with high sunshine hours, moderate day temperatures and cool nights. It is ideally suited to producing aromatic wines showing strong varietal intensity. Marlborough’s earliest commercial Sauvignon Blanc wines date back to the late 1970s when grape growing was being pioneered in the region.

    This wine was produced from two vineyard sites (one in Brancott to the south and one on Raupara Road to the north of the Wairau Valley) with each contributing to the spectrum of flavors in the blend. The 7-year-old vines were cane pruned and VSP trellised.

    In each vineyard, the grapes are harvested in two lots to encourage flavor complexity. The fruit is de-stemmed, cooled and the juice is left in contact with the skins for 4 hours before a gentle pressing. Two different yeast strains are used to maximize varietal flavor. Fermentation at 12-14ºC takes place in tank and the wine is bottled young, with no malolactic fermentation to retain the wine’s fresh, clean acidity. With a nose typical of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, the wine has intense passion fruit, gooseberry and mango aromas, with herbal notes of heather, nettle and grass. It has a lively palate of tropical fruits with crisp lime acidity and lingering passion fruit.


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    An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.

    The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.

    Also produced successfully here are fruit-forward Pinot noirs (especially where soils are clay-rich), elegant Riesling, Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer.

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    Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.

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