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Crowded House, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
2019
$20 .95
- 2 bottles +

Tasting Notes

Bright and prominent aromas of rose petals, pineapple, mango, mandarin, and lime zest. A fruity but fresh palate, there is ample flavors of exotic citrus, a touch of minerality, and a subtle note of green herbs.

About

Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc is an estate-grown wine, crafted by Peter Jackson (not the director, mind you) and vineyard manager Fraser Brown, who work with vines planted in 2004 in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough. The first release was in 2006 and they’ve been rock stars in Australia and New Zealand for some time. But pretty much unknown in the U.S until now. An amusing aside is that the name Crowded House doesn’t come from the band name, but from the fact that the Marlborough wine region is crammed full of vineyards now. The fruit was machine harvested and the juice cold settled, racked and inoculated with a variety of yeast cultures - some to accentuate aromatics, others to bring out a textural component. Ferments progressed at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks and were largely untouched allowing the fruit to express itself naturally. The wine remained on yeast lees post fermentation to build an extra textural element.

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