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Sacred Hill

Sacred Hill
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .7%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Sacred Hill
2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .7%
Pale silvery straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of grapefruit and yellow pepper with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, long green apple and Meyer lemon finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins. A delicious, spot on Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively & fruity
Aroma Aroma: grapefruit and yellow pepper
Taste Flavor: green apple and Meyer lemon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Peppers, Fried Catfish, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, spot on Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Sacred Hill Vineyards Limited

The Producer
1472 Omahu Road, RD5
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, 4175
New Zealand
64 -6 879 8760

Their Portfolio

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.