New Zealand Wines

Brancott Estate Reserve Savignon Blanc Marcborough 2008; This wine scored 92 points by Wine Spectator is a crisp wine offering a mouthful of peach-accented grapefruit and mineral flavors.  All hanging effortlessly through the long graceful finish.  This is a very good New Zealand wine.

Craggy Ranch Winery – New Zealand.  This 2009 Pinot Noir has fragrant aromatics of plum, red fruits and spicy earth.  The palate is pure and very finely textured.  This sine finishes with length and poise.  A Wine Spectator rated 90 pts. and selling between 39.99 and 45.00 a bottle.

Cloudy Bay:  History/ intro

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

The quick Sauvignon Blanc harvest began on March 25th 2015 and was complete 11 days later: the second earliest finish to harvest event at Cloudy Bay.

Vinification : Following harvest, the free-run juice was cold settled for 48-96 hours before ranking. Fermentation was primarily carried out in stainless steel with a mixture of cultured and wild yeasts. Approximately 10% of the juice was fermented at warmer temperature in old French oak baroques and large format oak vats. Our Sauvignon Blanc was stringently blended, including only the strongest batches.

MUST KNOW  Sauvignon Blanc  2015 Marlborough

For consumption  50 -55 degrees

Cellaring potential  10 YEARS

MIN Alcohol 13.4 %   PH 3.09

Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc

Bottling August 2015

Harvest Wednesday, March 25, 2015 to Monday, April 6, 2015

Residual sugar 1.9 g/L Acid 7.4 g/L

Closure Screwcap

 

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