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2006 Staete Landt Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Staete Landt

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Marlborough

State or country: New Zealand

Price: $17

Cases produced: 6,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: March 17, 2007

Wine Review: When New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is made well, it can be fascinating. This one that I discovered at the Washington DC Wine Expo was a stunner. This light colored wine has an inviting light fragrance of grapefruit. On the palate, the wine has extremely good balance of its acids and fruits. As you savour the wine, you notice it has a slight creamy texture to it. This is a very good food pairing wine. I’m thinking Chicken Piccata. The finish is dry and has nice length for a Sauvignon Blanc. I found this wine irresistible. Staete Landt is just coming to the US, so you will have to work a little to find it, but I can assure you it will be worth it. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A complex and intensely aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is perfumed with aromas of passionfruit and gooseberries. On the palate the wine is full bodied with real concentration of flavour and aroma, a passionfruit character is dominant but this is backed by subtle mineral and spicy, dry hay characters with creamy almost nutty complexity and a crisp ripe attractive acidity. This is a wine for drinking whilst young but has the substance and concentration to develop well over two to five years once the primary fruit aromas have subsided.

Organic status: not organic

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