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2019 Kennedy Point Vineyard Organic Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

2019 Kennedy Point Vineyard Organic Sauvignon Blanc

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Kennedy Point's Sauvignon Blanc captures the essence of the regional fruit. The grapes, grown in the hot, stony soils of the Wairau, produce a wine redolent of fresh cut wild flowers and a full palate of passion fruit, gooseberry and citrus. Crushed and pressed in stainless steel fermenters to preserve the vibrant aromatics and fruit, then fermented slowly at cool temperature to maintain freshness. - Winemaker's Notes

Producer: Kennedy Point
Website: http://www.kennedypointvineyard.com

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Available Vintages:
2019(750ml)  


Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most well known, popular, and distinctive varieties. Its base in the Old World is still strong, producing the famous wines of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume in the Loire Valley as well as much of southwest France, including Bordeaux where it is thought to have originated as a result of a spontaneous field crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon. Within the appellations of Graves and Entre-Deux-Mers, it makes fine dry whites, blended with Semillon, Muscadelle and Ugni Blanc. However its importance is not to be overlooked in neighboring Sauternes helping form some of the world's most sought after dessert wines. On the other side of the world New Zealand's association with the grape has become so strong the two are almost synonymous. On the whole they tend to be bolder with more pungent exotic aromas that their European counterparts. It is also cultivated to a large extent in South Africa, Chile, Australia, and California. Initially coined and marketed by Robert Mondavi as Fume Blanc, the Californian versions were aged in a little oak in order to tame the grassy quality, although now Fume Blancs may refer to unoaked Sauvignon too. Common tasting notes include, grass, gooseberries, lemon, and grapefruit from cooler regions. Riper, sweeter fruit notes such as melons, figs and pears are found in warmer climate renditions. Careful oak ageing can develop more weight and complexity, sometimes displaying tropical mandarin and stone fruit.

Country: New Zealand
Although vines have been planted in New Zealand for nearly 200 years dating back to 1819, it has only been relatively recently, since the 1970s, that wine production has taken off on a commercial level. The industry has grown at a phenomenal rate with exports increasing six fold in the first decade of the 21st century, and has now surpassed more traditional agricultural exports such as wool. With a combined length roughly that of California's, most of the vineyards on the two islands experience a cool maritime climate. There is a clear climatic distinction between the two. The north island is slightly colder and damper, experiencing a similar climate to Bordeaux, while the southern island is slightly warmer and drier. Many growers are diversifying their planting with other varieties, notably Pinot Gris and Riesling, however Sauvignon Blanc, the grape New Zealand established its reputation with, increased in plantings nearly 4 fold between 2005 and 2010. The red wine industry is heavily reliant upon its number one red wine grape, Pinot Noir, which in some areas such as Central Otago accounts for 78% of total plantings, as of 2009.

Region: Marlborough

Sub-Region: Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island is a wine-producing region just 18 kilometers (11 miles) east of central Auckland, in the north of New Zealand's North Island. Waiheke is home to some of the Auckland region's most famous vineyards. Waiheke is particularly known for elegant Bordeaux Blend wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The best of these rival similalrly priced examples from Bordeaux and Tuscany. Syrah and Chardonnay are also important grape varieties planted here. Waiheke Island measures 20 kilometers (12 miles) from east to west and 10km (six miles) from north to south at its widest point. With its smaller island neighbors, Rangitoto, Motutapu and Ponui, it serves as a gateway - and gives shelter - to Auckland's Waitemata Harbor. The first Vitis vinifera vines were planted in the late 1970s and early 1980s. An increase in ferry traffic from Auckland city in the 1990s led to a corresponding jump in production to supply the subsequent increase in tourism. Initially known for its population of hippies and artists, the island has become a particular target for the well-heeled. There are around 25 wine estates or independent vineyards on Waiheke. Due to the restricted area, wine production is done on a truly boutique scale and several wineries offer wines from other regions – notably Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. Some have their own vineyards on the mainland; others buy in fruit, must, or even finished wines made under contract.

Type: White
White wine is a wine whose color can be pale-yellow, yellow-green, and yellow-gold colored. The wine is produced from a variety of grape varieties. The flavor and color comes from the juice of the grape and sometimes the skin of the grape as well. Interestingly, not all white wine comes from white grapes. Some select red grapes are used as in Champagne.