Full Review

Brancott Estate

Brancott Estate
2020 Flight Song, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Best Buy

Brancott Estate
2020 Flight Song, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 9%
Pale straw green color. Aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, wheat grass, star fruit, and fresh bell pepper with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish evoking accents of Meyer lemon with no oak flavor. Classic juicy, fruity and grassy notes will certainly appeal to lovers of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & New World
Aroma Aroma: pink grapefruit, wheat grass, star fruit, and fresh bell pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of Meyer lemon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Classic juicy, fruity and grassy notes will certainly appeal to lovers of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
1 914-848-4800

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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.