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Havelock

Havelock
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
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Havelock
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Inviting aromas of green pineapple, ripe grapefruit, gooseberry, and fresh grass clippings with a silky, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a stimulating, medium-length mango, guava, dill, and sea salt finish. A extroverted, flavor-packed sauvignon blanc; Marlborough in a bottle.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: green pineapple, ripe grapefruit, gooseberry, and fresh grass clippings
Taste Flavor: mango, guava, dill, and sea salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A extroverted, flavor-packed sauvignon blanc; Marlborough in a bottle.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
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Seattle, WA 98102
USA
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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.