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Vavasour Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Your palate will soar after one taste of Vavasour, one of Marlborough’s finest wineries who have a fine track record with Sauvignon Blanc. This is a serious wine and seriously full of flavour. No denying the Marlborough imprint of tropical fruit intensity and vital citrus before a crisp palate of fresh, zesty acids. Do the right thing and pair with oysters for a taste epiphany.

Winemaker's Notes

The Awatere Valley is a sub-appellation within Marlborough. It has deep Greywacke soils compacted over millions of years by ancient glaciers. The vineyards are partially protected from the prevailing north-westerly winds by a broad range of mountain peaks. Awatere valley wines are particularly prized for their intense aromatics, ripe ?avours, dynamic textures and concentration. All Vavasour wines are 100% varietal and true, honest expressions of their Awatere Valley terroir.


Nose: Citrus, black currant, elder?ower and passion fruit weave together delivering a powerfully aromatic bouquet.

Palate: On the palate, the wine shows an intense fruit concentration with a refreshing, crisp acidity and textbook Marlborough minerality.

Food: This wine is a terri?c match for rich, spicy foods.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Vavasour Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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WINESTATE (2011 Vintage) says
Winestate Magazine, Mar/Apr
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A really fresh and zesty nose here. This has a wet slate character that is really striking, lime and grapefruit here too _ a cooler expression, with some gentle leafy notes and passionfruit too. The palate delivers cool fruit and plenty of lime-drenched passionfruit flavour. Great balance here.
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Good Wine Guide
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Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Some grassy nuances here, quite fresh and airy; smells crisp, with apple, lime and green mango fruits. The palate has plenty of fruit weight and bright acid crunch - crisp and balanced.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
"A cornucopia of aromas," enthused one judge. Big hit of gooseberry, canned pea and grapefruit elements. The same lovely characters are echoed on the balanced palate.
Winestate magazine 2010
Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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