Diamond Series Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - 85 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Forward aromas of green pepper, asparagus, green plum and a touch of talcum powder on the nose. Tart, lean, green fruit flavors fill the mouth, ending on a brisk yet clean finish. Kosher.Add winemaker's notes
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Diamond Series Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - 85 points, Wine Enthusiast/ Forward aromas of green pepper, asparagus, green plum and a touch of talcum powder on the nose. Tart, lean, green fruit flavors fill the mouth, ending on a brisk yet clean finish. Kosher.
Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - Gold Medal & Regional Trophy, Decanter / Best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc under £15
Alta Luna (“High Moon”) Sauvignon Blanc represents the finest selection of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from prime vineyard sites in the foothills of Italy’s breathtaking Dolomite Alps. This region has a longstanding reputation for producing some of the best quality Sauvignon Blanc grapes in the world. Our winemakers have crafted a singular wine that exudes an exceptionally aromatic quality and a crisp, elegant palate. Production Area The Sauvignon Blanc originates from France’s Bordeaux region, where it is used in the areas most famous white wines. It is not widely found throughout the world and has been grown in Italy for at least two hundred years. The grapes for this wine are grown on medium –high hillsides in the Adige Valley and predominantly the Valley of the Lakes. Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc Vinification Grapes are late harvested in the second half of September and are of limited yield. Whole clusters are crushed and undergo a cold maceration for 12 hours in contact with the skins before being gently pressed. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperature and the wine is finished in stainless steel tanks for a few months prior to bottling. Color Pale straw yellow Bouquet Sage and elderflower. Taste Flavors of lime, green apple, passion fruit and white peach. Alcohol 12% Serving Suggestions Excellent as an aperitif, ideal with vegetable dishes or fresh fish.
Remy Pannier has been identified with premium quality Loire Valley wines since 1885, when it was founded by Francois Rémy. In 1956, Remy Pannier decided to partner with Maison Ackerman, the pioneer of Loire sparkling wine production. Ackerman then passed the company down to his son, Louis Ackerman, who kept the tradition of fine winemaking in the family for generations. Over the years, Remy Pannier has developed strong working relationships with over 800 growers throughout the Loire Valley. Working closely with these affiliated growers, Remy Pannier provides advice on the latest viticultural practices to ensure production of the finest quality grapes. Remy Pannier has built three state-of-the-art wineries in the premier Loire Valley wine districts of Anjou, Touraine and the Pays Nantais where all their Loire Valley wines are vinified. Remy Pannier’s attractive packaging reflects over a century of tradition and experience in Loire Valley winemaking. Production Area The Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is planted on clay and calcareous soil over chalky subsoil. Vineyards are in the eastern and southern parts of Touraine where they enjoy a mostly continental climate and early ripening. Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc Vinification Yield control of about 65 hl/ha obtains the varietal character of Sauvignon Blanc. Rigorous optimal maturity preserves the aromatic character of the grapes. The alcoholic fermentation is performed quickly to preserve freshness, and there is no malolactic fermentation. One to two months on the fine lees gives more structure to the wine. The wine is then stored in stainless steel tanks with temperature control (55°F) until bottling. Color Pale gold Bouquet Enticing with nuances of honeysuckle, tropical fruit and citrus Taste A crisp, dry palate of lively fruit including melon, lemon and a touch of acacia flowers. A racy acidity balances the fruit flavors. Alcohol 11.5% Serving Suggestions This wine is great on its own or enjoy with oysters, seafood dishes, salads, quiche and goat’s milk cheese.
Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - 87 points, Wine Spectator Online/ Offers vivid green apple, lime and gooseberry flavors that mingle with a pleasing grassy note on a light frame, with a very juicy acidity.
At the edge of the Pacific, north of Santiago, Chile’s Leyda Valley is the exciting new source of some of the New World’s most inspired and original cool climate wines. The 1,532-acre Amaral estate is dedicated to showcasing the quality and promise of varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, planted in an ideal terroir that reaps the rewards of gentle maritime breezes and the cooling influences of the Humboldt Current. Finesse, elegance and exceptional purity of flavor are the signature style of these sublime and compelling varietal wines. Amaral belongs to a carefully nurtured collection of vineyard properties in Chile’s premier wine regions, arising from an alliance between brothers Hernan and Eduardo Gras and their winemaking partner, Cristian Hartwig. Production Area Vineyards planted in the granite-rich soils of Leyda County in Chile’s San Antonio Valley. Alluvial deposits from the nearby Maipo River enhance growing conditions for producing top quality fruit. A semi-arid climate, combined with local maritime influences and notably cool Pacific breezes resulting from the Humboldt Current contribute to what is a superb environment for cool climate wines. Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc Vinification Grapes were handpicked in the first week of April and cold-soaked at temperatures ranging from 46° to 50°F. Two strains of yeasts were used: EC1118 and B2000. Plate and membrane filtration was applied. Color Delicate straw gold Bouquet Vibrant aromas of fresh tangerines, lime, jasmine and sweet notes of pineapple intertwine in a complex, richly-textured bouquet Taste Very dry and appealing, suggesting citrus fruit and mineral Alcohol 14.5% Serving Suggestions Perfect match with chicken, seafood and hard cheeses.
Arrogant Frog is an estate-bottled wine created and produced by Jean-Claude Mas, 4th-Generation Winemaker. Steeped in legacy, and heritage, Jean-Claude’s unwavering commitment to creating superior wines is his direct response to an “arrogant” assumption that the Languedoc region can’t produce world class wines. This passion has resulted in the domaine becoming the largest privately-owned winery in France outside Champagne, and Arrogant Frog becoming an international success with its engaging, easy-going, and elegant style. Production Area Languedoc- between the Mediterranean Sea and the Hérault Valley. Grape Varieties 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Vinification Grapes are destemmed and undergo a cool maceration without skin contact. Pneumatic pressing (of only free run juice) is used. The wine is racked for clarification, followed by a cool fermentation for 18 days. During this process the wine is protected from oxygen contact with the use of nitrogen gas. The wine rests for 2 months on its lees in stainless steel vats for added complexity. Color Bright lemon. Bouquet Complex and fresh with aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and herbaceous notes and a hint of smokiness. Taste Fruit and lively with great balance and persistence. Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions Served with shell fish, poached or grilled seafood, sushi and sashimi, salads and vegetable dishes.