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2015 Willoughby Hill Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand
Non-Member $10.00
Club $8.00
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Bottle(s)

New Zealand is famous for its Sauvignon Blanc and this wine flaunts that unique style. Crisp, delicate and full of gooseberries and passion fruit, it feels like long summer days, al fresco dining, light conversations and laughter - all in one bottle.

Smells Like

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    Gooseberry

  • Herbs icons

    Herbs

Tastes Like

  • Green Apple icons

    Green Apple

  • Pear icons

    Pear

Johnson Scutt

Johnson Scutt

Winemaker, Southern Hemisphere, The Flying Winemaker

Part winemaker, part adventurer – Johnson Scutt has made wine from over 11 different countries, including Spain, Italy, Hungary and Cyprus. Originally from New Zealand, Scutt grew up on his family’s winemaking estate, which ignited his passion to pursue wine. He earned his Wine Science degree and worked for several years in Australia before setting out to travel the world. This adventure included double harvests each year, flying from the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere to make wine. Finally, he settled in the UK to work with European wines. In 2004, he joined WX as the Director of Sourcing, first for Europe and now for the Southern Hemisphere. Scutt is devoted to finding and delivering honest varietal expression for the best value. He currently lives in New Zealand with his wife, kids and two Catalan cats. 

New Zealand

New Zealand

In Kiwi country, the grapes are as friendly as their people. Fairly new to the international wine scene, New Zealand has been gaining amazing popularity in the last few decades. It's no surprise – the wines are clean, crisp and immensely satisfying. As one of the coolest maritime climates in the world, it experiences large temperature swings, ranging from 80º F during the day to 30º F at night. These temperatures allow grapes to ripen slowly, developing distinct fruit notes and a vibrant, balancing acidity. The soils, which vary from cobblestone at the river’s edge to sandy loam in the valley, are well drained and nutrient poor, which create a beneficial struggle for the vines, forcing them to root deeply and produce grapes that are small and concentrated in flavor.

Style
Fruity White
Pairing
Southern fried catfish with hushpuppies; Trout Meuniere with butter-roasted almonds and a puree of garden carrots; Chicken Pad Thai
Grapes
99% Sauvignon Blanc, 1% Pinot Gris
Volume
750 ml
Alcohol by Volume
12%