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2013 Ranga Ranga Marlborough Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc from New Zealand

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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 h...

  • 91 Wine & Spirits
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"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

Product Detail

Item # 81008
Country New Zealand
Region South Island
Sub-Region Marlborough
Ratings

91 - Wine & Spirits

Vintage 2013
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features
Taste grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint
Nose apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon