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Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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750ML / 12.5% ABV
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750ML / 12.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

#70 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018

Complex aromatics ranging from citrus zest and ripe, tropical fruit to flinty minerality. Citrus zest and mineral notes lead to a mid-palate filled with intense passion fruit and white flower flavor. This concentration carries through to a strong finish.

A fantastic complement to seafood dishes such as freshly prepared oysters, prawn and lemon skewers, steamed mussels, or pan-seared monkfish with fresh asparagus.

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TP 93
Tasting Panel
Sourced from three of Nobilo’s best Sauv Blanc vineyards, Icon is the flagship of the Nobilo Wine brand. Aromas of white tea, pear, and grapefruit are charming in this full-bodied wine. With a palate of pineapple and mango seasoned with oregano, a certain nobility arises in this white as minerality graces the palate on a long finish.
WW 92
Wilfred Wong of
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc is a world-class wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine has lots to offer. Its extravagant aromas and flavors of ripe citrus, dried earth, and graphite make the wine complex and rewarding. Pair it with steam lobster in a decadent cream sauce. (Tasted: May 3, 2019, Treasure Island, CA)
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits

Grown in Awatere and Wairau, this is a layered white, its complexity based more on earthiness than freshness. It will draw you in with its rich scent of passion fruit and ripe peaches, then last, firm, clean and silken, with a salty savor to match a feta-strewn Greek salad.

WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
This wine offers the classic Marlborough combo of ripe tropical fruit flavors and subtle touches of snow pea and nettle leaf. It's the palate that really brings things up a notch with its chalky texture, stony minerality, mouthwatering acidity and long, juicy finish.
D 90

Varietal and vibrant with citrus, red apple and under-ripe tropical characters. Quite classical with impressive weight and a pleasing rich texture.

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So rich in history, Nobilo wines are proudly hailed as some of New Zealand's most respected pioneering wine brands. A Croat immigrant, Nikola Nobilo, whose family history and winemaking background stretches back over 300 years to the Adriatic island of Korcula off the Dalmatian coast, led the way. The history of the company in New Zealand goes back to the early 1940's when this Croatian family, landed in New Zealand. They settled in Huapai, West Auckland situated in the North Island of New Zealand, and started planting vines in 1943. With over 300 years of European wine history, this family effectively persuaded and guided the NZ wine industry away from hybrid grape varieties and fortified wines, to a higher level of quality wine, now recognised and appraised by all markets.
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Marlborough Wine

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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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