New Zealand’s cooler than normal growing season shows up as crisp, pungent gooseberry flavors in our 2012 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc. Aggressive aromas of fresh mown grass and bright lemon jump from the glass. Flavors of zesty lime mingle with stony minerals and herbs with just a hint of the classic bright grapefruit flavors in the background. The finish is tangy and juicy with bright acidity. A classic poolside quaff, Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc is delicious with pungent cheese drizzled with honey or a seared tuna salad with wasabi dressing.
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Production: 6,600 cases
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 Burdon-Shutkowski vineyard is located near Grove Town, at the very southern edge of the Marlborough appellation, and produces fruit with a wonderful balance of herbal and citrus and stony mineral notes.