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Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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On Back-order, will ship first week of April. A showstopper New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from a remarkable family owned winery known for their small batch "vine to bottle" approach. With ripe tropical fruits and citrus notes and a finely textured palate, this wine would be great chilled on its own or with shellfish, seafood and chicken. COLOR Light straw AROMA Intense aromas of ripe tropical fruits and citrus. TASTE A rich, full mid-palate with guava and gooseberry, followed by lemon and limes on the finish, a real Wairau River trait. Length/Type of Fermentation: 100% Stainless steel vats

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Wairau River Wines Ltd:
Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River is o... Read more
Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 05/25/2012

Intense and complete on the nose with layers of grass, chilies, fresh zesty citrus fruit and dusty guava aromas. Big, rich and intense in the mouth. This is powerful and a bit dense with lots of follow-through. The succulent fruit is intense on the back end with grapefruit, guava and cut grass notes that are rich and fruity but not sweet. Really nice clarity on the palate. 88pts


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Snooth User: bug12811
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Vintage: 2005 08/20/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/18/2013

With five estate vineyards of around 500 acres, Wairau River Wines can maintain total commitment to quality by carefully managing these sites to keep yields low and quality high.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - This wine offers an intense lifted nose of ripe tropical fruits and citrus. The wine is re fined and e legant, d isplaying a fine ly textured palate with flavours o f guava and stone fruit. Wonderfully expressive with a dry re fre shing finish this wine is be st savoured with high-jinks and convivial company.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewBracing, with a fine beam of intensity to tangy lime, grapefruit and savory mineral flavors. Grass and lead pencil accents extend through the finish. Drink now.Wine Tasting NotesExpressive aromatics of gooseberry and passionfruit epitomise classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, and this wine embraces these characters. The wine is refined and elegant with a generous mid and back pallet, finishing with great length.



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On Back-order, will ship first week of April. A showstopper New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from a remarkable family owned winery known for their small batch "vine to bottle" approach. With ripe tropical fruits and citrus notes and a finely textured palate, this wine would be great chilled on its own or with shellfish, seafood and chicken. COLOR Light straw AROMA Intense aromas of ripe tropical fruits and citrus. TASTE A rich, full mid-palate with guava and gooseberry, followed by lemon and limes on the finish, a real Wairau River trait. Length/Type of Fermentation: 100% Stainless steel vats

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