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Long Boat Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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Winemaker Notes

Full nose showing tropical passion fruit, pineapple and stone fruits with some green apple and just a touch of fresh grass in the pungent style that defines Marlborough. An outstanding intensity on the palate explodes with refreshing lemon-lime and tropical fruits enhanced by well-balanced acidity and finishing with a long, clean finish.

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Driven by bold pineapple and passion fruit aromas, this medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc boasts a smooth mouthfeel and silky texture.

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Long Boat, , New Zealand
Long Boat
New Zealand's Marlborough region is one of the world's most remarkable places to grow Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is still being defined as intrepid growers reach for higher ground. Our viticultural approach focuses on high-elevation vineyards south of Wairau Valley in the exposed, windswept ridges of more remote Awatere and Waihopai Valleys. It's astonishing that anything could ripen in the harsh climate of these rugged, barren hills. While most wineries prefer the safety of the vigorous Wairau flats, we're committed to exploring emerging vineyards and unleashing the intense flavours from low-yielding, high-altitude sites.

Our name, Long Boat, is inspired by Polynesian explorers who reached New Zealand over 800 years ago in long boats made to travel across thousands of miles of turbulent ocean. Their adventurous journeys constituted unbelievable feats of courage and intelligence. Inspired by their story of risking all for a new world, we've ventured beyond the tide of conventional Marlborough viticulture by sourcing fruit exclusively from hillside vineyards.

A source of reliable, budget-friendly wines and, increasingly, more premium bottlings, Chile is one of South America’s most important wine-producing countries. Long and thin, it is largely isolated geographically, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Andes Mountains to the east, and the Atacama desert to the north. These natural borders gave Chile the very favorable benefit of being the only country to avoid the disastrous phylloxera infestation of the late 1800s. As a result, vines can be planted on their own rootstock rather than grafted. Though viticulture was introduced to the country by conquistadors from Spain, today Chile’s wine production is most influenced by the French, who emigrated here in large numbers to escape the blight of phylloxera. These settlers have invested heavily in local vineyards and wineries.

Chile’s vineyards, planted mainly with international varieties, vary widely in climate and soil type from north to south. The Coquimbo region in the far north contains the Elqui and Limari Valleys, where minimal rainfall and intense sunlight are offset by chilly breezes from the Humboldt current to produce cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Aconcagua region contains the eponymous Aconcagua Valley—hot and dry and home to full-bodied red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot—as well as Casablanca Valley and San Antonio Valley, which focus on light-bodied Pinot Noir and cool-climate whites like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The Central Valley is home to the Maipo, Rapel, Curicó, and Maule Valleys, which produce a wide variety of red and white wines. Maipo in particular is known for Carmenère, Chile’s unofficial signature grape. In the up-and-coming southern regions of Bio Bio and Itata, excellent cool-climate Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir are made.

Chardonnay

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it’s grown and how it’s made. In Burgundy, Chardonnay produces some of the finest white wines in the world, typically tending towards minimal intervention in the winery and at its best resulting in remarkable longevity. This grape is popular throughout the world, but perhaps its second most important home is in California, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia, South America, South Africa, and New Zealand are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

In the Glass

When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay’s flavors tend towards grapefruit, green apple, minerals, and white stone fruit, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of fig, melon, and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut, and spice (as well as texture), while malolactic fermentation can impart soft, buttery acidity.

Perfect Pairings

Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with simple seafood, light chicken dishes, and salads. Richer Chardonnays marry well with cream or oil-based sauces.

Sommelier Secret

Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. These Old-World style wines have been dubbed the “New California Chardonnays,” and anyone who claims they do not like Chardonnay should give them a try.

EMP79005_2008 Item# 104624

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