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Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

91 Points! Pale straw green in colour, with aromas of pungent mineral, lemon citrus and typical Marlborough sweat. The palate is intense and linear; classical Marlborough acidity supporting powerful defined fruit that lingers gracefully, enveloping the whole mouth. The Sauvignon Blanc fruit used to produce this wine was grown in the Marlborough region, situated on the Northern tip of the South Island in New Zealand. Marlborough is internationally renown for producing varietally distinctive, high quality Sauvignon Blanc wines. The vineyards chosen for this wine were from low yielding rocky soils trained to a two cane Vertical Shoot Positing Trellis. This combination resulted in low cropping vines that maximized the fruity intensity and flavour in the berries. The 2006 Marlborough vintage was extraordinarily early, warm weather in the early part of the season enabled both flavour and sugar development. This resulted in ripe generous flavours in the Sauvignon Blanc. Rating by Wine Spectator (April 30, 2007)

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Matua Valley Wines Ltd:
Matua Valley Wines began as a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, New Zealand, in 1973. In the next few years, winemakers Ross and Bill Spence quickly gained a reputation for innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines - including the first New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Today, Matua Valley produces a wide range of distinctive wines, these innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines are now enjoyed all over the world

Member Reviews for Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: bombjaxx
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4.00 5
07/28/2007

Lightly coloured Sauvignon Blanc. Strong gooseberry flavours with citrus pings!


Snooth User: mary64
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4.00 5
11/13/2010

Very smooth


Snooth User: Patrick Brown
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3.50 5
01/24/2009

This is our staple everyday white. An unbeatable bargain at $9, crisp, classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, citrus, passionfruit, melon lingering mouthfeel. A simple feel good wine.


Snooth User: firefly
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4.00 5
09/03/2007

Four glasses



91 Points! Pale straw green in colour, with aromas of pungent mineral, lemon citrus and typical Marlborough sweat. The palate is intense and linear; classical Marlborough acidity supporting powerful defined fruit that lingers gracefully, enveloping the whole mouth. The Sauvignon Blanc fruit used to produce this wine was grown in the Marlborough region, situated on the Northern tip of the South Island in New Zealand. Marlborough is internationally renown for producing varietally distinctive, high quality Sauvignon Blanc wines. The vineyards chosen for this wine were from low yielding rocky soils trained to a two cane Vertical Shoot Positing Trellis. This combination resulted in low cropping vines that maximized the fruity intensity and flavour in the berries. The 2006 Marlborough vintage was extraordinarily early, warm weather in the early part of the season enabled both flavour and sugar development. This resulted in ripe generous flavours in the Sauvignon Blanc. Rating by Wine Spectator (April 30, 2007)

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