“A Disappearing Act”
Do you plan your day around what wine you may open that evening with dinner? Some of us wine geeks do, myself included, but most of the everyday wine drinkers do not. So, as you stop at the wine store on the way home from work the next time you get a wine craving…no matter what you are pairing with dinner…add a Sauvignon Blanc to your cart and make it a Brancott Estates.
Sauvignon Blanc and New Zealand seamlessly go hand and hand. It’s without question that New Zealand produces some of the best Sauvignon Blancs’.
Like the Chilean market for wine…New Zealand can produce a fantastic quality wine in the fifteen dollar or less range. Brancott Estates wines are pure New Zealand and very reputable and for good reason, they make some outstanding wines.
Brancott Estate’s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region Is a terrific example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc quality and value. This crisp beauty is straw yellow in color with light lemony highlights. Crystal clear and beautiful. An amazing nose that goes on and on…pineapple, lemongrass, stone fruits and fresh cut grass. I love just swirling and sniffing before ever taking that first sip, but when I do take that first sip – it’s worth the wait. Tart lemons with green apples and grassy notes on the tongue. Great mouth feel; crisp yet full. Incredibly balanced acidity, that lets the fruity flavors shine without taking any of the other mineral and acidic qualities away.
This 2012 Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc is a FOUR BOTTLE Rating. It’s such a beautiful, complex, affordable Sauvignon Blanc, that you will want to drink it every day. And why shouldn’t you? Sauvignon Blanc is classic through and through and should be available to sip on at any given moment. Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a bottle or case of Brancott Estate’s 2012 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It will not disappoint…only disappear!
** SAMPLE RECEIVED COURTESY OF BRANCOTT ESTATE **
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