Berridge Vineyard Parkburn Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004

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Berridge Vineyards 2004 Sauvignon Blanc is a stunning value. White flowers, citrus fruits and lilies are abundant in this gem's nose. On the palate... Read more

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Berridge Vineyards 2004 Sauvignon Blanc is a stunning value. White flowers, citrus fruits and lilies are abundant in this gem's nose. On the palate the wine is dense, thick, and rich, yet beautifully detailed. It is satin-textured, and crammed with candied grapefruits, limes, lemons, and honeydew melons whose flavors linger on and on. The wine's density of fruit combined with its elegance and freshness are truly wonderful. Overall this wine has great ripeness yet magnificent balance from its fresh acidity. Drink it over the next 3 years (-2008). By Berridge Vineyard Estates In 2000, American-born landscape architect Richard Berridge came to New Zealand on honeymoon with his new wife Mary, discovered the wine, fell in love with the landscape and decided to buy vineyard land. He already had an interest in Duckhorn Winery in Napa and its specialist Pinot Noir Goldeneye Winery in Anderson Valley, California, and now has 200 hectares in Gibbston andPisa. To get production under way while new vineyards are being planted, Richard has bought the Drystone label and a leasehold agreement covering 19 hectares of vineyards in Gibbston and Bannockburn. About 80% of Berridge Vineyard's Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Gris currently produced is exported. By Berridge Vineyards Central Otago is the newest and the fastest growing appellation in New Zealand. These vineyards are located further south than any other growing region in the world. The moderate temperatures, plentiful sunshine and limiting soils have proven ideal for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Berridge has developed vineyards in three key sub regions of Central Otago: Bannockburn, Lower Burn and Gibbston. Berridge Pinot Noir is a blend of grapes from these three vineyards made by Dean Shaw, regarded as one of the top winemakers in Central Otago. Winery Profile A chance meeting in 2000 between Napa Valley landscape architect Dick Berridge and Central Otago viticulturalist Tim Morrison Deaker led to the creation of Berridge Vineyards Estates. Central Otago’s vineyards are the furthest south in the world. This relatively isolated region on New Zealand’s South Island was a mere footnote in wine books ten years ago. The combination of sunshine, altitude and rocky soils have lured winemakers here from all over New Zealand and the world. Cold, snowy winters give way to cool springs and short summers, restricting the list of grapes that will fully ripen in this growing region. The top sub regions of Central Otago have been quickly recognized during the development of this area. Berridge Vineyard Estates sources grapes from the Bannockburn, Gibbston Valley and Lowburn sub regions. The combination of each of these areas results in a wine of great complexity and regional identity, Drystone Pinot Noir. The wines of Berridge Vineyard Estates are made by Dean Shaw, one of the top winemakers in Central Otago. With winemaking experience in Burgundy and South Africa, Dean brings an impressive background of winemaking to Berridge. Dean understands the nuances of these sub regions and makes wine that are not focused on overt oak or overripeness. Tim (Timbo) is originally from Southland and has studied viticulture in Australia, California and throughout New Zealand. His heart lies in Central Otago, however, and he is acknowledged as one of the top young viticulturalists of this region.

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