Sauvignon Blanc, 2017. Grove Mill

Sauvignon Blanc, 2017. Grove Mill

Item #: C1019W1IZ
Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
Color: Limpid Straw
Nose: Subtle Grapefruit
Palate: Lively White Peach
Finish: Snappy Lime
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2022/Seafood, Fowl, Vegetarian/12.5 % Alcohol by Volume
Availability: Out of Stock
Retail Price: $18.99    Log in for LOWEST PRICE!
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Grove Mill is part of the Foley wine empire, which always seems to offer the most premium wines from around the globe. The winery was founded in 1988 in the Wairau Valley of New Zealand, now considered the best place in the country - and maybe one of the best in the world - to grow Sauvignon Blanc.

Grove Mill has pretty much become the standard by which all other New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are compared. It might have something to do with their young, dedicated winemaker, Greg Lane, who last year was honored as the country's Best Young Winemaker of the Year. Or, it could be because of Mat Duncan, who meticulously tends the 500 acres of vineyards. Chances are, Grove Mill's success is a combination of both these men's skills as well as their dedicated team supporting them.

Grove Mill was one of the first wineries in New Zealand to become completely sustainable and, thus, a model for other wineries to follow. Their solar powered winery produces enough energy to not only run their entire operation, but they actually have enough to sell power to others.

All of this dedication to the wine and respect for the land shows in the finished product. Our selection is a classic, beautifully appointed and anointed Sauvignon Blanc that almost screams subtlety.

The contradiction is only a semantic one, whereas the wine is the embodiment of balance. From the nuanced grapefruit and peach nectar to the gooseberry and lime finish, it pleases at every turn.