Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc Paretai 2010
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
The Paretai Sauvignon Blanc is bright straw in color with a green hue. The spicy, vibrant tropical fruit aromas are complimented by lime zest and nashi pear with a mineral finish. The palate is rich and full, with a satisfyingly long finish.
Pair with Blue Fin Tuna steak seasoned and seared each side, served rare with fresh lime juice, olive oil, avocado, red onion & tomato.
The 2010 Paretai Sauvignon Blanc gives intense aromas of freshly chopped herbs, mown grass and gooseberries with nuances of lemon zest and wet pebbles. Medium bodied, it offers a generous amount of gooseberry, stone fruit and herbal flavors in the mouth with refreshing acidity and a long finish. Drink it now through 2013.
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