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Babich Sauvignon Blanc Family Estates Single Vineyard Organic 2021 750ml

size
750ml
country
New Zealand
region
Marlborough
appellation
Wairau River
VM
89
WS
88
VM
89
Rated 89 by Vinous Media
There seems to be a touch more concentration in Babich's 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Family Estates Organic than in previous vintages. This wine has had a bit of everything; a bit of wild yeast, a bit of malo and a bit of lees time. As a result, it's a more restrained example, offering a subtle floral lift alongside restrained notes of lime and pineapple fruit. It displays a light spritz initially, before moving through to its rounded midpalate. A firm acid drive and lightly phenolic structure provide satisfying grip on the finish. Fades a little more quickly than I'd like; otherwise, it would score a 90. ... More details
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Babich Sauvignon Blanc Family Estates Single Vineyard Organic 2021 750ml

SKU 866148
$16.88
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Professional Ratings
VM
89
WS
88
VM
89
Rated 89 by Vinous Media
There seems to be a touch more concentration in Babich's 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Family Estates Organic than in previous vintages. This wine has had a bit of everything; a bit of wild yeast, a bit of malo and a bit of lees time. As a result, it's a more restrained example, offering a subtle floral lift alongside restrained notes of lime and pineapple fruit. It displays a light spritz initially, before moving through to its rounded midpalate. A firm acid drive and lightly phenolic structure provide satisfying grip on the finish. Fades a little more quickly than I'd like; otherwise, it would score a 90.
WS
88
Rated 88 by Wine Spectator
Offers lemon-lime, pear and green apple notes, which are juicy and fresh on a light frame. Delivers hints of white flowers that add an appealing aromatic detail. Drink now. 13,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.
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Lime and gooseberry aromas with fennel, a hint of blackcurrant, and a spice/ mineral note. Expansive fruit salad entry moving to a strong citrus theme- lime, mandarin dominate the mid-palate. This is followed up with floral elements and tarragon with a lingering taste of pineapple.
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size
750ml
country
New Zealand
region
Marlborough
appellation
Wairau River
Overview
Rated 89 - There seems to be a touch more concentration in Babich's 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Family Estates Organic than in previous vintages. This wine has had a bit of everything; a bit of wild yeast, a bit of malo and a bit of lees time. As a result, it's a more restrained example, offering a subtle floral lift alongside restrained notes of lime and pineapple fruit. It displays a light spritz initially, before moving through to its rounded midpalate. A firm acid drive and lightly phenolic structure provide satisfying grip on the finish. Fades a little more quickly than I'd like; otherwise, it would score a 90.
green grapes

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Originating in the Bordeaux region of France, the Sauvignon Blanc grape varietal is today found in many different countries around the world. It is a grape which prefers milder temperatures, as too much exposure to heat dulls the juices within the green skinned fruits, leading to wines which are flat and characterless. As such, it is often found in valley regions, or by the coast where it can benefit from cooling oceanic winds before their characteristic early harvest. Indeed, climate appears to be the main variable in regards to the eventual flavor of Sauvignon Blanc wines, and wineries are constantly experimenting with harvesting dates in order to bring out everything from meadow flavors and grassy notes, to citrus and tropical fruit flavors in the bottle. In general, though, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes tend to produce wines which are dry, zesty and crisp in their nature, and extremely refreshing when served chilled.
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Region: Marlborough

Although most commonly associated with excellent Sauvignon Blanc wines, the Marlborough region of New Zealand has also consistently proven that it is capable of growing extremely high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals, thus helping the country's wine industry grow in size and range. The region is an exceptionally good one for growing excellent grapes, the climatic conditions allow wineries to extend the ripening times of the fruit, and the result is fruit which is packed full of bright, strong flavors and able to express the finer features of the terroir it grows on. Since the 1970s, Marlborough has greatly impressed the world with its superb wines, and this special region now accounts for over sixty percent of the area of New Zealand under vine.
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Country: New Zealand

New Zealand is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse countries in the world, and the wines which are produced there are a fine representation of this diversity and overall quality. With beautifully long and warm summers, a brisk oceanic climate and mile upon mile of gently sloping mountainsides, the vineyards which have sprung up there over the past century have brought about truly fantastic results, with wine now contributing a considerable amount to the economy of the country. In recent years, New Zealand wines have won some of the most prestigious awards available in the wine world, with most of the lauded wineries coming from the Auckland region, where there has been considerable effort to replicate the finest wines of the Bordeaux region of France. The Bordeaux grape varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec) all flourish in the mineral rich soil of the region, and the results have been outstanding, marking New Zealand a strong contender for finest New World wine country.
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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Originating in the Bordeaux region of France, the Sauvignon Blanc grape varietal is today found in many different countries around the world. It is a grape which prefers milder temperatures, as too much exposure to heat dulls the juices within the green skinned fruits, leading to wines which are flat and characterless. As such, it is often found in valley regions, or by the coast where it can benefit from cooling oceanic winds before their characteristic early harvest. Indeed, climate appears to be the main variable in regards to the eventual flavor of Sauvignon Blanc wines, and wineries are constantly experimenting with harvesting dates in order to bring out everything from meadow flavors and grassy notes, to citrus and tropical fruit flavors in the bottle. In general, though, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes tend to produce wines which are dry, zesty and crisp in their nature, and extremely refreshing when served chilled.
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Region: Marlborough

Although most commonly associated with excellent Sauvignon Blanc wines, the Marlborough region of New Zealand has also consistently proven that it is capable of growing extremely high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals, thus helping the country's wine industry grow in size and range. The region is an exceptionally good one for growing excellent grapes, the climatic conditions allow wineries to extend the ripening times of the fruit, and the result is fruit which is packed full of bright, strong flavors and able to express the finer features of the terroir it grows on. Since the 1970s, Marlborough has greatly impressed the world with its superb wines, and this special region now accounts for over sixty percent of the area of New Zealand under vine.
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Country: New Zealand

New Zealand is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse countries in the world, and the wines which are produced there are a fine representation of this diversity and overall quality. With beautifully long and warm summers, a brisk oceanic climate and mile upon mile of gently sloping mountainsides, the vineyards which have sprung up there over the past century have brought about truly fantastic results, with wine now contributing a considerable amount to the economy of the country. In recent years, New Zealand wines have won some of the most prestigious awards available in the wine world, with most of the lauded wineries coming from the Auckland region, where there has been considerable effort to replicate the finest wines of the Bordeaux region of France. The Bordeaux grape varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec) all flourish in the mineral rich soil of the region, and the results have been outstanding, marking New Zealand a strong contender for finest New World wine country.