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2016 Chasing Venus New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

We source fruit from small, family vineyards in the heart of New Zealand's famed Marlborough region for this classic, mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc.

93 Points & Best Buy from Tastings.com: A luscious, tropical fruit driven sauvignon blanc with a fun peppery note.

Gold Medal winner at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!

$15.99 per Bottle
$191.88 per Case
 

Tasting Notes

The incredibly aromatic 2016 Chasing Venus is classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is produced from grapes grown on small family farms in the acclaimed Marlborough appellation. The McLean vineyard is located in the heart of Marlborough where the heavy clay soils contribute the herbal aromas, while fruit from Comely Bank is all about zest. The 2016 is a lovely pale straw color with intoxicating aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit. Mouthwatering with flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit, lime and kiwi. Nice lychee characteristic on the refreshingly long finish. Pair with sushi, mussels or spicy Thai chicken noodles.

Production Notes

Pairings

Blue cheese and honey, mussels, or a spicy Thai chicken coconut soup.

Other Notes

In 1768, Captain Cook was given command of the Endeavour and instructed to set sail for the Pacific in order to study the passage of the planet Venus across the disc of the sun. The second set of instructions concerning the voyage were secret: Cook was to search for the mysterious and elusive Southern Continent. With the help of a Tahitian chief named Tupaia, the Endeavour laid anchor in Poverty Bay, New Zealand in October 1769. The rest of the world just thought he was out Chasing Venus.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Varietal Composition
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Marlborough, New Zealand
Acid .70
PH 3.38
Fermentation 100% cold fermented in stainless steel
Alcohol % 13
Size 750 ml