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Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Sku: 043536

2009: 90 Points - Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellars: "Pale bright yellow. Sexy aromas of orange and pineapple complicated by clove, nutmeg and minerals. Then round, dense and almost honeyed on the palate, with a touch of sweetness leavened by dusty minerality. Chewy, concentrated, very ripe sauvignon with a long finish given lift by a refreshing hint of bitterness."

2009: 89 Points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Mt. Beautiful's 2009 Sauvignon Blanc gives pronounced capsicum, grass and hemp aromas with supporting notes of passion fruit, kiwi and straw. Concentrated, dry, full bodied, juicy and crisp, it has a very long finish. Drink it now while it's this vibrant."

Wine maker notes
Our Sauvignon Blanc pushes the boundaries of the typical New Zealand flavor profile. By highlighting decadent tropical flavors, toning down the grassiness and bringing a creamy mid-palate all the way through to a crisp finish with bright minerality, we have set a new precedence for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The majority of the Sauvignon Blanc is planted on the most northern part of the vineyard which is cooler and more suited to this variety. All of our Sauvignon Blanc is hand-thinned and machine harvested before it is pressed into juice on site. The planted clones are a mix of University of California Davis (UCD) 1 and Mass selection (MS) on a mix of 101-14, 3309 and Schwarzmann rootstock, with a quarter of the vines Bordeaux clones BDX 316 and BDX 317, on Riparia Gloire rootstock. The Bordeaux clones tend to give a definite lift to Sauvignon Blanc flavors, with less cut grass and more tropical flavours providing a more artisan style, balanced, elegant wine which compliments a range of foods.

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Country: New Zealand
Region: Canterbury
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine

Reg. $15.99

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