Monday, April 27, 2009

Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: March 2009
Purchase price: $10.99

Our review: Quite pale with tints of green and gold, this wine has fresh grass and citrus aromas with just a hint of tropical fruit (pineapple). Light-bodied and exceptionally crisp on the palate, the citrus flavors are accompanied by a minerality that adds interest but doesn't overpower. The finish is somewhat disappointing, lacking flavor and depth.

Our rating: We served this wine with citrus-marinated grilled chicken, an appropriate choice. But overall, we consider it just Average and not a particularly good value for the price paid. We previously rated the above average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Light green in color. The nose shows tropical and citrus fruits along with herbaceous varietal characters. The palate is generous and fruit driven with classical Marlborough acidity giving structure and length. A fresh and fruit driven Sauvignon Blanc perfect for drinking now."

Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2008icon is available to purchase from

Winery website: Matua Valley.

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