This Lightly Sparkling SauvignonBlanc is bursting with gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus, and melon aromas. The wine finishes clean and...... more
This Lightly Sparkling SauvignonBlanc is bursting with gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus, and melon aromas. The wine finishes clean and crisp, with a lingering sparkle in the mouth. The small delicate bubbles of this Frizzante style wine enhance the citrus and gooseberry flavours. The high quality 2011 vintage and well balanced vineyards produced grapes which were harvested at varying levels of ripeness during a five-week dry Autumn period, ensuring an array of flavours and blending options. The fruit was crushed, pressed and settled for 48 hours before removing the press solids for fermentation. Both neutral and aromatic yeast strains were used to aid in intensity and site reflection. Fermentation was conducted at 12-14C to maintain flavour and aroma retention. After a short period of resting on yeast lees post fermentation completion, the wine was filtered, gently infused with a fine bead of bubbles and bottled to capture its vibrancy and freshness .
Laithwaites Wine Esk Valley SauvignonBlanc - 6 bottles
In the early 1980s, over production in the Kiwi wine industry pretty much sent the 75 year old Glenvale winery to the wall. It was rescued from near oblivion by...... more
In the early 1980s, over production in the Kiwi wine industry pretty much sent the 75 year old Glenvale winery to the wall. It was rescued from near oblivion by the owner of another well known winery, VillaMaria, Croatian-born George Fistonich, and renamed Esk Valley. What perfect timing! New Zealand Sauvignons were about to hit the big time. Gordon Russell, just returning from the mandatory back packing trip around Europe, also landed on his feet. He went to work for VillaMaria and was appointed Esk Valley winemaker in 1993. Today he is famous for his elegant, handcrafted wines. This gooseberry fresh Sauvignon slips down a treat on its own and partners fresh asparagus, grilled chicken, poached salmon or creamy pasta dishes perfectly.
...I really enjoy a decent bottle of wine and have recently discovered a few new gems and have started to review them. However one of my all time favorites is a wine from the highly acclaimed Villa Maria estate in New Zealand. Villa Maria estate private bin sauvignon Blanc is produced using grapes form the Marlborough region of New Zealand. The Villa Maria estate is a family owned winery and has won...
Advantages: Great flavour and taste, good value for money Disadvantages: Some may think this a little dry for a rose
...! We drank a rose wine and it was a Villa Maria Rose that I purchased when I saw it on offer in Tesco and here are my thoughts on the product.
I am not a massive fan of wine but out of red, white and rose, then it is the rose that is my favourite. I don?t pretend to know that much about the wines but this is a New Zealand wine and at full price it will cost you around the £8.99 mark but I spotted...
Advantages: Excellent wine for good price Disadvantages: addictive!
...around 12-15 degC, frosts are rare and not severe. Ideal for the Sauvignon blanc grape then.
This grape is said to grow best in cool climates, and compared to the searing heat that continental regions such as France and the US get in the summer, Malborough is "cool".
The Montana name originated in 1934 when a Yugoslavian immigrant planted a grape vine near some mountains near Auckland NZ (montana...