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Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc Paretai 2007
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
Almost clear with a subtle green hue, the nose is classic Marlborough – passionfruit, generous tropical characters, a gentle touch of "sweat", all underpinned with steely minerality. The palate is linear and long, chalky acidity, generous fruit and mineral characters combine to form a complete palate, layered and expressive. A delight to drink in its youth.
A wonderful match when served with New Zealand green lipped mussels, served with a coriander broth lightly spiced with chili.
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While Bill and Ross Spence were the sons of a winemaking father, but decided not to follow his winemaking path. They began in a ragged tin shed in West Auckland, in 1974. The wines they released from that first vintage immediately placed them amongst the leading group of innovative winemakers. Chardonnay and Gamay Teinturier were not common varieties in New Zealand at that time, and it was the first time Sauvignon Blanc had ever been... View More