The Ned Waihopai River Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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A vivid, tropical, yet still crisp and refreshing, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand with the presence of a more expense bottle.

Estate: The Ned is a label of Marisco Vineyards, which is located in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough in New Zealand. The estate is owned by one of New Zealand’s most respected winemakers Brent Marris, along with his wife Rosemary. At the forefront of New Zealand viticulture development, Marris “works in harmony with native flora, fauna and natural land formations”. They are honoured to be the home of the rare Karearea Falcon of New Zealand; a breeding pair have found the vineyards to be a safe haven, and Marris has added nesting boxes in order to assist in growing the population.

Philosophy: To be “a progressive wine company committed to building brands and taking the unique Marlborough, New Zealand story of wine to the world”.

Winemaking: Named after the tallest mountains that overlook the vineyard, half of all of The Ned production is dispatched to the UK. In its only five years of production, it has become “a word-of-mouth bestseller”. Brent Marris’s goal with The Ned is to convey simple flavours, he “didn’t want the big, fat chardonnay style” but rather aims for an “electric” as well as “easy to drink” wine.

Tasting Notes: Pale gold in color with vibrant aromas of pineapple and honeysuckle blossom. Bright apple and pineapple flavors rode atop an undercurrent of flint minerals and herbaceous notes, whilst pink grapefruit and slight traces of coconut comprised the lush finish.

100% Sauvignon Blanc
Waihopai River Marlborough
New Zealand
Produced and Bottled by Marisco Vineyards Limited
12.5% Alcohol
$12
Enjoy now thru 2016

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