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1 - 12 of 96 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
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3 Tales Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wairau Waihopai
Separated by the Tasman Sea but united by a passion for crafting nothing but the finest wines, the De Bortoli and Marris families have come together to write an exciting new chapter in the wonderful story of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 3 Tales recounts the three stories that make up the background of a wine which binds two great southern lands. The perfect match to white meats, chicken recipes and the freshest fried fish, crisp acidity makes its ripe, herbaceous fruit flavours come alive.
$1299each
$155DOZEN
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The 3 Tales are about the De Bortoli family story, the Marris family story and the narrative of two families coming together to produce a unique wine from fruit grown to estate vineyards on the slopes of the Wairau Valley and the river flats of the Waihopai. Whilst being a joint venture, the wine is distinctively New Zealand in its look and feel. The idyllic microclimes around the choice vineyard sites have provided a near perfect environment to encourage the development of the intense and traditional regional characters. It is this vibrancy of fruit that is the hallmark of 3 Tales, fully tank tank femented at 12C to15C with choice strains of yeast to retain the most vibrant expressions of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
 
Mid straw colour with a lovely green hue. Freshly cut grass and nettle mingle with classic tropical aromas of passionfruit and gooseberry. Lovely bright citrus green flavours follow through to a fresh herbaces palate. Vivid minerality coupled with gooseberry/ lime adds structure and poise to create an exciting Sauvignon Blanc. Layers of flavour, balanced with beautiful bright fruit texture ensure the taste lingers forever.
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All Hallows Eve Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Marlborough
The McWilliams winemaking team are blessed with access to some of the most splendid Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in Marlborough. Parcels of fruit from the Awatere Valley provide a steely and racy acidity, while grapes from the Wairau Valley display powerful and intense varietal expressions with lovely lifted passionfruit characters. A further component from the delta in upper Wairau contributes ripe and refined melon citrus flavours. Crafted to the post modern, early drinking, lighter in alcohol style, a smart choice alongside grilled fishes and chicken caesar.
$1699each
$203DOZEN
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In few other places are the chapters of each season written as eloquently as they are in New Zealand, as snow heralds winter and stitch birds announce spring. Made to a lighter style, the wines of All Hallow's Eve have been specially created to welcome your new season. Sauvignon Blanc is harvested at various levels of ripeness to ensure a mixture of blending options from sites throughout the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. Crushed and pressed, the juices are naturally cold settled for several days before being racked clean to a slow, cool fermentation. The vinification is aimed at retaining aromatics and freshness before determining the best parcels for inclusion to create the lower alcohol style. Alcohol 8.0%
 
Bright and vibrant pale green. Fresh honeydew and rockmelon bouquet with varietal passionfruit and grassy undertones. A zesty palate bursting with a wide array of flavours. Excellent intensity and balance, with a lovely sweet fruit mid palate, and a crisp acidity giving a lovely slatey length of flavour.
Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc
Central Otago
Available by the dozen
There are three blocks of Sauvignon Blanc at Amisfield, near the shores of Lake Dunstan in Central Otago. Older vines at the edge of Rocky Knoll yield fruit with delicious ripe stone fruit characters and pronounced minerality. Younger plantings on a beautiful elevated terrace above the winery provide grapes which are brim full of vim and vigor. A combination of wild indigenous yeast vinifications, oak barrel ferments and sedimentery lees stirring, achieves a singularly vigorous and compelling case for Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
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Harvest begins with a golden pick of the ripest fruit from silts at the edge of Rocky Knoll, progressing toward the top terraces. A percentage is destemmed directly into the press to provide a modicum of skin contact. Juices are fermented cool with choice yeats, selected for their capacity to retain vibrancy and zip. A smaller pick of late picked fruit is whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barriques where natural indigenous yeasts do their work. The ferments are wild and vigorous, making a wine of great texture and exotic stone fruit characters. Most batches are aged on light fluffy lees, a portion is matured in French oak, while being treated to regular lees stirring battonage for palate richness.
 
Light straw colour. Aromas of limes and passionfruit complimented by a mixture of tropical stone fruit. The palate is full bodied and dry with considerable fruit weight and layering. Rife with tropical meets vegetal complexity, the palate is full bodied and dry with great intensity of fruit balanced by refreshing acidity.
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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Wellington Martinborough
Ata Rangi are the product of love for the land and passion for the vine. The dry windy climate consistently delivers low yields with high concentrations of flavour in the grapes. Obsessive attention to detail throughout the growing season ensures the fruit comes in at optimum flavour and balance. The care taken extends to harvesting the warmer side of individual rows and going back a few days later for the cooler side. A term of age on yeast less enhances palate weight and complexity, lovely tropical notes of guava and papaya contend for attention.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
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From the Lismore and Waiora, Walnut Ridge, Hau Ariki Marae and Southdown Estate vineyards. Sites are all very similar, shallow silt loam over deep, free raining alluvial gravels, rainfall is very low. The naturally low yields, older vines, small canopies and judicious, labour intensive, hand picking of the entire crop, make an essential contribution to the uniquely Martinborough style of Sauvignon Blanc.Grapes are all hand picked, sorted and crushed, a portion is vinified in contact with skins and held for two months, drawing out more complex flavours, which works with the natural acidity to add a refreshing backbone. A third of the wine is fermented in neutral oak barrels for texture and richness. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Light straw colour. Notes of elderflower, lemon/ lime, tropical papaya and hints of fresh fennel are defining features. A full, creamy palate entry, lovely weight and a long and focused finish, a restraint and elegance that's all class. Aiming for a complex, satisfying, food friendly style, a small portion is fermented in older barrels to enhance mid palate weight and texture.
Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Babich can lay singular claim to coaxing some of the most articulate varietal wines from both of New Zealand's majestic Isles. This eminent winemaking estate pioneered the dearly loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc genre, it endures to this day in a fuller, riper, softer style that drinks beautifully on release. An assemblage of fruit grown to finer Marlborough vineyards has been seamlessly fashioned into a tropical, refreshing and clean wine that calls for chicken caesar and the freshest fish.
$1699each
$203DOZEN
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Established amongst the kauri gum fields of New Zealand's northlands early last century, Babich have become one of the most eminent labels. Their reputation for making great wine extends far beyond the land of the long white cloud. Babich operate over a hundred hectares of choice Marlborough vineyards and source grapes from the best local growers. Abundant sunshine and dry autumns encourage grapes to develop under a long, slow, ripening period that intensifies flavours. Following the harvest, grapes are quickly crushed and pressed into fermenters, juices are vinified at controlled cool temperatures to capture and retain the intense varietal fruit.
 
Pale straw colour. Gooseberry, herbal and tropical nose, lifted herbals and lime, notes of wet pebble and gun smoke. A delicious palate entry that's of sun ripened stone fruits, grapefruits and white berry, layered with rock melon before a zesty, long herbal passionfruit finish, quite literally mouthwatering! A well balanced wine, its luscious creamy texture mates well with food.
Braided River Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Wairau
Available by the dozen
Marlborough's natural endowments are breathtaking to behold, the vastness and bounty of this beautiful land stirs the imagination and yields no finer example of Sauvignon Blanc than Braided River. The principal vineyard for Braided River sits on the confluence of the mighty Wairau and Waihopai Rivers in Marlborough. Riper characters here are achieved at lower sugar levels, offering great intensity and style at moderate alcohol levels.
$1599each
$191DOZEN
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Braided River's winemaking team are passionate about allowing Sauvignon Blanc's unique character to flourish in the vineyard, they work gently with minimal handling throughout vinification to ensure every glass is filled with the vivid signature. Gently crushed and pressed to minimise skin contact, the juices are settled at cool temperatures. Components are individually fermented, long and cool, with select strains of yeast to showcase their unique personalities. Once assembled, after a month resting on fine lees, each batch plays a role in the style of the finished wine as it was bottled fresh and early.
 
Light straw in colour. Lifted aromas of crushed lime and grapefruit dart from the glass and over the palate to excite the senses. Every sip of this superb Sauvignon Blanc expresses pure Marlborough magic, the palate is instantly rich and mouth filling before the juicy acidity refreshes the mouth and provides the vehicle for a long, fine, flavour packed finish. Enjoy with shellfish or goat's cheese souffle.
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Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Marlborough
Montana was launched to international renown in 1990 when it won the Marquis De Goulaine Trophy for best Sauvignon Blanc anywhere in the world. Now considered the benchmark in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott by Montana is an assemblage of fruit grown to choice Marlborough sites. Three main terroirs predominate, on the northern side of Wairau Valley are young soils based on river silts and stone. At the southern end are older clay deposits, a divergence of terrains which yield Sauvignon Blanc harvests of unique and individual charm.
$1299each
$155DOZEN
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Marlborough is one of the most exciting places to grow Sauvignon Blanc. Soils in the Awatere Valley further to the south are of an intermediate age based originally on river silts but uplifted with time allowing soil development without further river deposits. A mix of five main rootstocks, SO4, 3309, 101/14, RG and Schwarzman. Most of the grapes are crushed and left in contact with skins for a few hours to increase the extraction process, achieving strength and fullness of flavour. The remainder is gently bag pressed to achieve fresh, clear juices which are fermented slowly at cool temperatures to retain the very distinctive regional and varietal characters. Bottled completely unwooded and unoaked.
 
Pale straw colur with green hues. Aromas of ripe, red capsicum and gooseberry dominate with tropical pineapple and grapefruit notes apparent. Displays full intensity of fruit, the ripe capsicum and gooseberry flavours with hints of pungency sit well alongside the supporting tropical fruit flavours. A well balanced wine showing the lively, crisp acidity associated with this style.
Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
The goal here is to construct a wine of intensity, complexity and great interest on the palate. Ultimately a wine that will evolve in the glass, revealing a variety of flavours, structures and classic Marlborough textures. The focus is on elegance rather than having any one element dominating the subtler characters and undertones. The fastidiously maintained vines produce clean, ripe fruit which translate into a deeply satisfying Sauvignon Blanc. Catalina Sounds is built to contemporary tastes, immensely flavoursome and ready to enjoy upon release.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
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Each individual vineyard parcel is harvested at optimal ripeness. Some blocks are picked early to retain higher acid and fresh citrus characters, others are left to ripen fully. Fruit is gently pressed, cold settled and racked for inoculation. A variety of yeasts are added, some are selected to accentuate the aromatics of fruit, others add mouthfeel and texture. Some components remain on yeast lees and are stirred post fermentation, which adds a further textural element to the wine. A portion is fermented in French oak puncheons, while being treated to heavy lees stirring, developing complexity and a subtle undertone of savouriness.
 
Pale lemon colour. Subtle floral notes mingle elegantly with citrus zest, creamy lemon curd and fresh asian herbs. A textural long palate, bright tropical and citrus notes with a fine minerality and long balanced acidity which carries the flavours right to the end of the palate. A soft mouthfeel, good length and a clean finish. Creamy and harmonious, an awesome Marlborough wine.
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Chard Farm Sauvignon Blanc
Central Otago
Central Otago's seminal winemaking estate, Chard Farm's magnificent storage cellar employs the old world technique of sitting barrels on bare earth pits that have been filled with gravel. This lets the cellar breath but more importantly keeps the humidity high, thereby preventing a lot of wine evaporation, known to those who are well abreast of things wine as the angels share. This is particularly important in the naturally low humidity climes of Central Otago.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Chard Farm was established in 1987 by Motueka brothers Rob and Greg Hay. They were the first to come into the area with the intention of setting up a commercial vineyard, settling on Chard Farm after an exhaustive search for a site which best emulated the cool continental climate and soils of some of the greatest wine producing areas of the world, most notably Burgundy and Alsace. The investigation lead to Central Otago, the long term goal being to craft the finest classic cool climate wines in a structured and generously proportioned old world style.
 
Yellow, bright greenish hues. Fresh Sauvignon style fruit, gooseberry and tropiclal harvest notes. A palate that's lively and fresh, exhibiting perfect balance between juicy fruit and vitalizing acidity, summer in a bottle! Treat your Chard Farm to nothing less than whole snapper with lemon and corriander dressing on a bed of steamed seasonal veg.
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Clayfork Vineyard Steely Dan Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Marlborough
A single vineyard effort by one of Marlborough's most devout winemakers, Clayfork offers a splendid array of ripe tropical fruit characters with a remarkable capacity to rejuvenate and refresh. This generous Sauvignon Blanc, fruit driven and vital, mates beautifully with all good cuisine and is the coup de grâce alongside shellfish mornay.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
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At Catalina Sounds, quality of fruit is the focus, sourcing the best possible is fundamental to the ultimate wine. The winemaking techniques are very non-interventionalist, encouraging the fruit to express itself. A single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, grapes are sourced from the Clayfork Vineyard, nestled high on the Waihopai Ridge in Marlborough. The clay soils impart richness, strength and dense tropical fruit flavours. The resulting wine is a more tropical expression of Marlborough, unlike anything else that's typical of the style. With partial wild ferment and barrel ferment influence, the palate is rich and long, but retains a freshness and long clean finish, unlike many of the alternative regional or old world Sauvignon Blanc.
 
Light straw colour. Intensity and vibrant fruit on the bouquet, driven by wafts of orange and of lychee, gooseberry and lime, all supported by the underlying presence of nougat, pineapple and quince. Citrus and herb characters emanate from the nose and carry through onto the palate, combining with expressions of passionfruit and straw, almonds and macadamia. Clayfork is finely pitched with chilling acids that bring the wine to a pleasantly drying finish.
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Cleanskin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Marlborough
Unlabelled Sauvignon Blanc by one of Marlborough's most reputable estates. In a unique and distinctively recognizable growing region such as Marlborough, the most critical work to produce beautiful wine must be done in the vineyard. There is no substitute for well balanced fruit and the maker here has clearly spent time amongst the vines applying the most exacting standards of viticulture right up until harvest. Portions were treated to a luxurious fermentation in oak barriques and puncheons, which contributes a supple undertone of smoky savouriness.
$899each
$107DOZEN
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Summer in Marlborough started early and finished just before harvest, providing ideal growing conditions from flowering right through to the ripening of fruit. This achieved a wide variety of flavour profiles in the individual parcels, affording the winemaker a fortuitous opportunity to construct an engaging and complex Sauvignon Blanc. Numerous batches were fermented cold to preserve freshness and assembled to realize a well balanced, intense and textural wine. A number of portions were aged on lees and stirred to add richness and weight, others were racked early and filtered to accentuate the clean citrus. Treated to a small portion of barrel fermentation in a selection of new French oak barriques. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Pale straw colour. Rich tropical fruit aromas with a hint of white peach and pink grapefruit. Luscious palate with summer flavours of tropical fruits, white peach and grapefruit filling the palate with a lovely intensity. Exhibits layers of flavour ranging from the distinctive grass characters of Marlborough, right through to citrus, lemons and lime to tropical and grass at the other end of the spectrum. A wine of good acid balance, and great length, the palate is textural and complex, with a pleasant, finely textured mouthfeel, finishing long, revitalising and clean. A vivacious Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to accompany summer seafood salad, the freshest grilled fishes, newly shucked oysters and scallops.
Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Clifford Bay is situated on the northern coast of South Island, at the southernmost reaches of Cook Strait, adjacent to the North Island's Wellington coast. To the north are the stunning White Cliffs and beyond that lies Cloudy Bay. Clifford Bay's wines are all about clear expression of varietal flavour and defined Marlborough regionality. Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys. All vineyards are managed to environmentally friendly systems and the Clifford Bay Winery is Sustainable Winegrowing of New Zealand certified.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
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Clifford Bay are focused on preserving varietal character and regional accuracy. Marlborough has a diverse landscape, marked by expansive flat valleys, streams, jagged hills and mountains. Warm days and cool nights ensure that Marlborough wines are full of vibrant fruit flavours, juicy acidity and heightened aromatics. Clifford Bay's winemaking regimens have evolved to capture, to emphasizeand express fully the inherent freshness, good balance and sound structure of the finest quality fruit. Following harvest, Sauvignon Blanc grapes are gently pressed, inoculated by choice yeasts and vinified in temperature controlled fermenters to preserve the freshness, bright aromatics, fine textures and exquisite balance.
 
A light straw hue. A nose of Marlborough freshness, citrus and lemongrass, tropical aromas of guava, melon and citrus. The palate is all about expressive fruit flavours, exhibiting fine citrus characters, lychees and lemongrass, pineapples and kiwi, followed by a crisp and dry, flinty mineral finish.
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