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Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley 2010
These grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough9s Wairau Valley and the neighboring Awatere Valley. Fast draining, alluvial loams over gravelly sub soils in these valleys provide ideal growing conditions for our Sauvignon Blanc. Individual blocks were targeted for their strengths and overall contribution to the blend. The vines ranged in age from 18 months to fifteen years bringing a mix of youthful vigor and depth of flavour. The grapes were machine harvested in the cool of the evening and overnight to preserve flavours and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact. Each block was kept separate throughout the various stages of the winemaking process. Fermentations were carried out at cool temperatures and when all tanks had completed ferment they were proportionately blended, fined, stabilised and bottled. All these factors have resulted in the plethora of fruit flavours, crisp acidity and complexity of this stunning wine.
One of the reasons why New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have taken the world by storm. Delightful to the point of exuberance, this is a great wine for drinking alone of with lighter fare.
Very much what you'd expect from a NZ Savu blanc, loads of white grapefruit with a touch of lemon pith, decent acidity and a medium finish.
White grapefruit, crisp and acidic with a some lemon pith and a decent finish. Pretty good QPR and a nice summer quaff.
Final, finally in the White Flight.Served too warm to enjoy, but then I don't care much for Sauvignon Blanc anyway. Typical 'green', citrus, and tropical fruit flavors.
An intensely perfumed wine with notes of white flowers, honey, white peach and soft meyer lemon notes. Not herbal/grassy. Very slight notes of acetone or cats pee. More of the same on the palate with good length and subtle minerality. Light and refreshing. I am not convinced that I like this vintage as much as previous vintages.
Grapefruit on the nose, grapefruit on the palate; smooth and easy to drink.
Passion fruit tones
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley
Tongue-gripping acidity with loads of citrus flavors. Peach and nectarine flavors round out the citrus; grassy undertones. Finishes long and dry.
LOOK: Lovely pale yellow. SMELL: With the crack of the cap, unleash the unexpected as an array of delicious aromas leap from the glass. Tropical melon and pineapple, passionfruit, and lifted citrus tempt your senses. TASTE: A mouthfi lling wine packed with fruit sweetness balanced by mouth-watering acidity and a fresh, zesty, lingering finish. EAT: Perfect for all occasions, particularly delicious with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster, or summer salads. TA: 7.3g/L pH: 3.30 RS: 5.5g/L ALCOHOL: 12.5%
An appealing note of ripe peach complements the core of crisp lemon and lime flavors, with a touch of peppery white flowers. Shows nice focus and persistence on the finish. Drink now. 550,000 cases imported.
Tongue-gripping acidity with loads of citrus flavors. Peach and nectarine flavors round out the citrus. Grassy undertones. Finishes long and dry.
For a wine with such a large volume (over half a million cases were imported to the U.S.), the quality is admirable. Passion fruit and grapefruit elements dominate, while some grassier notes emerge as the wine sits in the glass, resulting in a pleasant blend of tropical and herbal notes. It’s plump on the midpalate, then gains focus on the lengthy, mouthwatering finish.
A fragrant, spicy mix of peach, apricot and citrus flavors, with vibrant acidity and plenty of grapefruit zest nuances on the finish. Drink now.
LOOK: Beautifully bright, pale lemon.SMELL: With the crack of the cap, unleash the unexpected as an array of delicious aromas leap from the glass. Pink grapefruit, key lime, passion fruit, frangipani, and pineapple tempt your senses.TASTE: An exuberant wine packed with flavour, balanced by mouth-watering acidity and a fresh, zesty, lingering finish.EAT: Perfect for all occasions, particularly delicious with fresh oysters, asparagus, lobster, or summer salads. - WineryTA: 7.5g/LpH: 3.32RS: 5g/LALCOHOL: 12.5%
Food Pairings for Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley
An exuberant wine brimming with flavours of pineapple, passionfruit, stonefruit and a hint of herbaceousness. The finish is fresh, zesty and lingering.
|Alcohol: 13.8%||pH: 3.33|
|Sugar: 2.5 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 7.4 grams per liter|
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