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2016 Hyacinth Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand
Non-Member $16.00
Club $13.00
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New Zealand is known for its Sauvignon Blanc, and this wine captures that famous Kiwi style. Crisp citrus, passion fruit and gooseberry explode on the palate, joined by subtle tropical fruit for roundness. A bright minerality lingers on the finish, so that each sip begs another.  

Smells Like

  • Lemon icons

    Lemon

  • Passion Fruit icons

    Passion Fruit

  • Pineapple icons

    Pineapple

Tastes Like

  • Citrus icons

    Citrus

  • Tropical Fruit icons

    Tropical Fruit

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
Panko-breaded fried snapper, Choucroute garni, Baeckeoffe
Grapes
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Volume
750 ml
Alcohol by Volume
12.3%