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Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc*Packaging may vary

Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc / Marlborough, New Zealand


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Category
Sauvignon Blanc
Region
Marlborough, New Zealand
Body
Light
Sweet-Dry Scale
Dry
Food Pairing
Chicken, Cheese - Fresh & Soft
Suggested Glassware
Standard White Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

The Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc shows aromas of passion fruit, white peach and kiwi; slight herbal and mineral notes transition to flavors of gooseberry and grapefruit; long lingering finish. "This brilliantly priced wine is packed with fabulous flavours - peach, ripe citrus, passionfruit - with a touch of dill. It's ripe and intensely flavoured on the palate with a lengthy, refreshing finish. The wine shows impressive fruit power together with zesty liveliness. At its best: now to 2017." Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2014. Fruit for this wine comes from several vineyards throughout Marlborough where the grapes were harvested when they reached optimum ripeness. The 2014 vintage for Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough was excellent, with outstanding fruit intensity and depth of flavour. Intense aromas of citrus and passionfruit fill the nose. Vibrant and light in body, the palate shows typical Marlborough Sauvignon flavours including grapefruit, citrus, passionfruit and gooseberry. A succulent wine drinking beautifully now or up to two years from vintage date. A perfect match with whitebait fritters, fresh fish with lemon and herb sauce or leafy green salad. Marlborough’s worst ever fire, Boxing Day 2000, burnt 6,000 ha, for over three days, killed thousands of stock and threatened the wine town of Blenheim, as well as a number of vineyards and wineries. Disaster was avoided by the brave residents, of what is now known as Fireroad, who battled the blaze, by using buckets and hand held hoses and were eventually assisted by a fortunate wind shrift.

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