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2013 Ranga Ranga Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Retail: $13.00

$10.98

per bottle

Rating
91 Pts Wine & Spirits

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
13.0%

Closure Type
Screwtop

Vintage
2013

Varietal(s)
Sauvignon Blanc


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint

Nose

apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon

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Wine & Spirits:

"Maori for 'gentle breeze,' ranga.ranga is Simon and Vanessa Barker's early-picked sauvignon, caught when just ripe. Their vineyard is near the Blind River in the Awatere Valley, a cool site close to the ocean, where the sauvignon grew deliciously crisp and zesty in 2013. The freshness of the wine feels completely natural, the acidity perfectly integrated into a flavor of lemon zest, ready to pour with fresh-shucked oysters. Here in the US, Ed Barker set up the family's own import company, which is how they can offer this wine at the price. Steal it." (02/14)

Product Description:

WINE:
"'Ranga ranga' means gentle breeze in the langauge of New Zealand's Maori people. The cooling winds of a cold Pacific ocean lie less than a mile from our vineyards and help to ensure an earlier start and a later finish to our extended growing season. Perfect for aromatic wines like ranga."

"Estate grown and 'Old School'. The crisp acidity carries a solid core of lemon grass, lime zest, the tang of cut lawn plus a hint of dried herbs and a touch of Awatere minerality. And it packs a fresh, zingy punch on the finish that makes it stand out from the crowd. Matches well to spicy food - Thai, Japanese, Indian, but works equally well with seafood and fat cheeses." -Winery

VINIFICATION:
"Picked for freshness and fermented in stainless steel at very cool temperatures, the balance of ranga is exactly right - each mouthful is full of those 'ripe green' flavours at the center of what Marlborough has to offer." -Winery

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