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Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc Latittude 750ml

Rated 92 - Powerful, intense nose shows a healthy dose of struck-match/sulphide nuance behind the wave of bright lemon and tropical fruits. Great...
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Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Cellar Selection 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A step up in weight, texture and concentration from VM's Private Bin bottling, Cellar Selection is the middle tier of the company's...
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Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc Single Block S1 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc has delicate notes of white blossoms and green apples with hints of wet pebbles and...

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

On the north-easterly tip of New Zealand's South Island, we find the beautiful region of Marlborough, home to some of the New World's finest white wines and dozens of quality vineyards. The region itself has been producing their award winning white wines – most commonly made with Sauvignon Blanc grapes – in large numbers since the 1970s, and is today widely recognized as being home to some of the best examples of both modern and traditional styles of Sauvignon Blanc wines. The region benefits from its dry and hot climate, and the cooling oceanic breezes which help the grapes there reach full ripeness. One of the key features of the Marlborough region is the fact that whilst the days are generally very hot, the nights are cold, thus allowing the vintners who work in the region to considerably extend the grapes' ripening period and encourage much more expression of flavor and terroir.
The green skinned grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal had their origins in Southern France, where they are still widely grown and used for many of the excellent young and aged white wines the region is famous for. Today, however, they are grown in almost every wine producing country in the world, and are widely revered for their fresh and grassy flavors, full of tropical notes and refreshing, zesty character. Sauvignon Blanc grapes thrive best in moderate climates, and ripen relatively early in the year. This has made them a favorite for many wineries in the New World, where they can still produce healthy and high yields in the earlier part of the summer before the temperatures become too hot. Too much heat has a massively adverse effect on Sauvignon Blanc, as the grapes become dull in their flavor, and the wine produced from them loses all its unique character and high points. As such, Sauvignon Blanc farmers have had a lot of trouble from global warming and climate change, as they are being forced to harvest their crops increasingly earlier in the year when it is cool enough to do so.