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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.
White grapefruit, crisp and acidic with a some lemon pith and a decent finish. Pretty good QPR and a nice summer quaff.
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
Decent Marlborough sauvignon blanc with loads of white grapefruit, lemon, and unripe peach. Nice floral nose, nice acidity and a decent finish.
Citrusy sauvignon blanc with a bit of carbonation. Good.
Nose of grapefruit and stone with orange blossom, apricot and just-mown grass. Balanced on the palate with tropical influence of passionfruit and apple and grapefruit. Rich texture. Crisp finish. 88 pts. 1/12/13
External Reviews for Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley
Pale green. A bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes that Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is famous for. An exuberant wine brimming with flavours of pineapple and stonefruit with a hint of herbaceousness. The finish is fresh and zesty.
A bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits backed by characteristic herbaceous notes that Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is famous for. An exuberant wine brimming with flavours of pineapple and stonefruit with a hint of herbaceousness. The finish is fresh and zesty.
Tropical fruit and stonefruits with a fresh zesty finish.
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%
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. - Winery TA: 7.5g/L pH: 3.32 RS: 5g/L ALCOHOL: 12.5%
A fragrant, spicy mix of peach, apricot and citrus flavors, with vibrant acidity and plenty of grapefruit zest nuances on the finish. Drink now.
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.
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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