Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Front Label
Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Front Label

Wild Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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750ML / 13% ABV
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750ML / 13% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Pale green-tinged in appearance. Bright aromas of lemongrass, lime, herbs, grapefruit, Viognier spice and spring flowers. The palate is juicy yet elegant in structure, with a fine talcy texture and a beautiful array of citrus and sweet herb flavours and delicate floral notes. The wine finishes vibrant, mouth watering and flavour filled.

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This is clean and vibrant, with scents of lemon, fresh-cut apple and an earthier, bitter melon note. It finishes dry, with a hint of lemon-butter richness for roast fish.
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Wild Rock, New Zealand
When we started Wild Rock, we promised ourselves that we were going to make some of New Zealand's most distinctive and affordable wines. We weren't going to be insular. We weren't going to hunker down in one place and just make the best wines that we could from that place. Oh no. What we wanted to produce - and what we do produce - are wines that represent the best flavours of New Zealand, from north to south, east to west.
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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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RPT78450396_2008 Item# 99466

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