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Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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

Winemaker Notes

This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is deliciously pure, bursting with citrus notes with a hint of grapefruit and basil. The palate is fresh and vibrant with concentrated blackcurrant leaf and a hint of nettle and green melon. So refreshing, you'll be left wanting more.

Enjoy on a warm day with good company and great food - we’re thinking fresh fish or cheese platter!

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Lemongrass, key lime and green apple flavors are bright and polished on a light frame, with refreshing acidity that pops on the finish, where verbena and fresh ginger notes linger.
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Matua began with a vision shared by Bill and Ross Spence –to revolutionize the New Zealand wine industry by making wines with the best fruit from the best vineyards. A philosophy that still stands today and has earned us international recognition for our pioneering work.

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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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