|Brancott Estate releases first limited edition Sauvignon Blanc|
|Written by Elinor Zuke|
|Monday, 18 February 2013 11:35|
Pernod Ricard has launched the first limited edition Sauvingon Blanc for its Brancott Estate brand.
It has bottled 3,500 individually numbered limited edition bottles of Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 with an rrp of £35.
The release is the culmination of a Brancott's "icon project" which examined the world's top Sauvignon Blancs with an aim of challenging New Zealand's winemaking and viticulture practices to produce a different expression of Malborough Sauvington Blanc that could "sit alongside icons from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Loire."
The grapes which were chosen to produce an age-worthy wine that delivers great palate length and will slowly evolve over the coming ten years.
"Our understanding of complex and age-worthy natural aroma compounds of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, together with our learnings of the soil types on Brancott Vineyard, has given us a unique opportunity to create this prestigious wine - the pinnacle of our winemaking," said Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate's chief winemaker.
"This project has been, and will continue to be, a long journey of discovery, involving many people working together to challenge every step of New Zealand's winemaking and viticulture practices from the past four decades. The release of Brancott Estate Chosen Rows is testament to our on-going commitment to Marlborough and our pioneering vision, which led us to create the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc nearly 40 years ago."
Retailers interested in stocking the wine should contact Pernod Ricard on 020 8538 4484.