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Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from Martinborough, New Zealand
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Winemaker Notes

Brilliant straw-yellow color with green hues and a pale rim. The bouquet is full, open and voluminous with fresh and powerful passionfruit aromas along with gooseberries, lime fruit and flinty minerals that blossom. Dry to taste, the palate has layers of rich, pungent passionfruit and grapefruit flavours with ripe capsicums and fresh herbs that fill the mouth. The acidity is restrained and a fine textural thread provides line and length, leading to a soft, richly nuanced finish.

This is an openly accessible and flavorsome Sauvignon with drive and concentration to match salads, vegetables and rich poultry dishes.

Critical Acclaim

ST 89
International Wine Cellar

Lovely lift to the aromas of lemon oil and grapefruit. Supple and generous, with a distinct sweetness to its very ripe yellow fruit flavors. Finishes generous and persistent.

WS 88
Wine Spectator

Peach blossom and yellow apple notes are fragrant and rich, with toasted herb and hay notes. A touch of petrol balances the juicy citrus flavors.

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Palliser Estate

Palliser Estate

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Palliser Estate, , New Zealand
Palliser Estate
The first Palliser Estate vines were planted more than 20 years ago, in 1984. Today, Palliser wines are served in some of the world's finest restaurants and enjoyed by thousands of people every day.

Winemaker Allan Johnson produces consistently superb wines, which reflect Palliser's prime vineyard sites in Martinborough. Their two brands – Palliser Estate and Pencarrow – offer a comprehensive portfolio of wines, including Chardonnay, Methode Traditionelle, Noble Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.

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Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredibly wide-ranging selection of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from boutique to massive corporations, and price and quality are equally varied—plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Coast area, while Napa is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.

Just about every style of wine you can imagine is made in California, from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still to sparkling, light and fresh to rich and full-bodied. Each AVA and sub-AVA has its own distinct personality. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other Bordeaux varieties dominate, as well as Sauvignon Blanc. Sonoma County is best known for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. The Central Coast has carved out a niche with Rhône blends based on Grenache and Syrah, while Mendocino has found success with Alsatian varieties such as Riesling and Gewürztraminer. With all the diversity that California has to offer, it is certain that any wine lover will find something to get excited about.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

HNYPAESBC11C_2011 Item# 117815

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