My friends all seem to be selling their houses and moving into new ones. Thankfully, the houses are in the same area and they aren’t moving far away. Moving is a great way to treat them to a delicious bottle or two of wine. My choice, Locations Wine. The idea behind Locations Wine is simple, make the best possible wine from a given country or location. The reality is each bottle of Locations Wine is a complex blend of delicious flavors. The best part, Locations wines lets us taste the world without ever leaving home.
I recently took a bottle of Locations New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to a friend’s gathering at her new house. Lucky for me she wanted to open and enjoy the wine while I was there. Now, I’m a big fan of Locations Oregon wine so everything kind of get compared to that. It’s always, is this wine better or worse than Oregon. Well, I’m happy to report that this wine is a very close tie with Oregon. We loved it. The wine is smooth and has a very short finish. It is definitely one I will buy again and at a suggested retail of $19.99 it’s a bargain.
LOCATIONS NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANC NOTES
This voyage of discovery to this promised land has been worth the wait and the 14-hour flight. We have searched NZ for growers with old vines who have been farming these vineyards since Marlborough first was recognized as a premier wine growing region in the 1970’s. e base of our blend is comprised of fruit from vineyards in the heart of the Wairau Valley, with its traditional passionfruit and crisp grassy flavors. is component is complemented by the second wave of plantings in the
The base of our blend is comprised of fruit from vineyards in the heart of the Wairau Valley, with its traditional passionfruit and crisp grassy flavors. is component is complemented by the second wave of plantings in the ever-expanding Awatere Valley, which is noted for the minerality and elegant characteristics the fruit gains from the region’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
For the balance of this wine, we have sought out fruit from the southern valley of Waihopai, where the gravel soils, and later, cooler ripening climate produce Sauvignon Blanc characteristics that provide the final layer of complexity and brings balance to our inaugural release of NZ.
LOCATIONS NEW ZEALAND SAUVIGNON BLANC WINEMAKERS NOTES
In the glass, a brilliant pale yellow reminiscent of white currants; the wine opens with an intense bouquet of gooseberries, feijoas, and ripe tropical fruits. The bright entry of fresh cut grass and preserved lemon lead to passionfruit pot de creme showcasing a long finish of fresh herbs and clean minerality.