Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc 2009
A classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with aggressive flavors of grapefuit and gooseberry and wonderful herbaceous components followed by a crisp and lingering finish.
Chasing Venus wines are produced from grapes grown on small family farms in the acclaimed Marlborough appellation. Griggs Vineyard is situated in an old riverbed against the eastern hills of the appellation. The gravelly, well-drained soils promote pronounced grapefruit flavors. The Beacon Hill vineyard is located in the heart of the Marlborough appellation. The heavy clay soils contribute the herbal aromas found in Chasing Venus. Comely Bank is just south of Blenheim in the alluvial soils of the valley. These grapes produce layers of kiwi, lime and mineral notes. Blind River is located in the Awatere Valley and contributes a bracing stony, flinty character in the finish.