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2016 Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Screwcap)

ITEM 8229798 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
3 $20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8258740 1 $16 Jun 5, 2022
I8258740 2 $15 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

16.5Jancis Robinson

Classic Marlborough: vibrant tropical fruit, mown green grass, passion fruit. Crystal-clear citrus and gooseberry on the palate. Very direct and classy with a dry, crisp finish.

REGION

New Zealand, Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand’s most important wine region. With about 56,834 acres of vineyards it produces 75% of all the wine made in New Zealand. Located on the north end of South Island, the region enjoys many hours of sunshine per year, moderate daytime temperatures, low rainfall and cool evenings, all of which make for intensely flavored wine grapes. The stony, well-draining, fertile soil comes from ancient glaciers. Farmers planted vineyards in Marlborough as early as 1873, but wine making was sporadic and mostly targeted toward the bulk wine market until the 1970s, when the region’s potential for winemaking was fully understood. Today it is one of the fastest growing wine producing regions in the world, with new estates opening regularly. Sauvignon Blanc is king here, and about 85% of the region’s vineyards are planted to Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc burst on the international scene in the mid-1980s, when Sauvignon Blancs produced by Cloudy Bay began earning international acclaim. (Ironically, the winery takes its name from the nearby bay, which was named “Cloudy Bay” in 1770 by Captain Cook, who deemed it murky and inhospitable.) Pinot Noir is the second most planted grape in Marlborough, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Viognier.

TYPE

White Wine, Sauvignon Blanc

This crisp, dry white wine hails from France but is grown in wine regions around the world. In California, it is sometimes called Fume Blanc; while in Sauternes, it is a component of their famous dessert wines.