13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc is crafted from exceptional grapes grown in the world-renowned region of Marlborough, New Zealand to produce a wine that is pure and expressive. We’ve delicately finessed the iconic Marlborough character to appeal to connoisseurs who expect extraordinary wine. The result is sublime elegance with vibrant aromatic of citrus, lychee, and sweet herbs. The crisp edge of minerality teases the refined acidity with a refreshing finish that defines iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
We’ve sourced grapes from the renowned growing region of Marlborough, New Zealand, to produce a wine that is expressive of its famous terroir. The free-draining stony soils of the region produce some of the most sought after, cool-climate fruit for Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes are selected from some of the best sites to produce a wine in this classic Marlborough style with crisp acidity and fruit-forward citrus notes.
13 Celsius® wines preserve the integrity of this iconic region with elegant structure and vibrant texture. When the bottle is chilled to 13° Celsius, the ideal temperature to enjoy this wine, the label changes to blue, providing impeccable taste in every glass.
Winery: 13 Celsius – https://www.13celsiusvineyards.com/sauvignon-blanc/
Wine Style: White, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Country / Region / Sub-Region: New Zealand / Marlborough / Awatere Valley and Wairau Valleys
Alcohol: 13.0 %
Rating (Vivino): 3.9/5
Vibrant aromatics of citrus, lychee, sweet herbs, and a crisp minerality tease the refined acidity and refreshing finish that define iconic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sourced from the Awatere and Wairau Valleys in Marlborough, New Zealand. The climate and terroir of these adjacent regions greatly and contribute to the complex character of this wine.
The sea’s cooling effects influence the Awatere Valley climate. Gravelly soils provide excellent drainage and stress the vine, producing concentrated fruit with a distinct herbaceous and grassy profile. To the west and inland is the Wairau Valley, where the dry climate and cold evening temperatures maintain the characteristic bright acidity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with citrus and tropical fruit notes.
13 Celsius® wines are crafted with methodical attention to quality and precision. From pruning vines and selecting grapes at the pinnacle of ripeness, to rigorously maintaining temperatures during the winemaking process, our commitment is steeped in excellence. The iconic terroirs selected for our Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio provide elegant structure and vibrant texture that preserve the character of their exclusive regions.
Our wine labels become blue indicating the optimal tasting experience when chilled to 13° Celsius, the ideal temperature to enjoy white wine. This supports our promise and ensures impeccable taste in every glass.
The 2016 vintage produced more concentrated fruit due to the cooler flowering conditions followed by a hot, dry summer. The fruit was harvested using state of the art machine harvesters that selectively separate out any non-grape material resulting in very clean fruit delivered to the winery. Fruit parcels were assessed and those selected for 13 Celsius were fermented in small format stainless steel tanks. Minimal handling and interference retained the purity of fruit through to fermentation. Cooler ferments resulted in crisp, fresh wines with intense varietal characters.
13 Celsius, Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough is best paired with:
- Intricate, layered dishes such as sautéed sea bass with lemongrass,
- Grilled Ahi tuna with watercress salad,
- Classic shrimp cocktail with fresh avocado,
- >Goat cheese
13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc is an incredibly food-friendly wine. The bright acidity refreshes the palate, herbal notes accentuate flavors, and hints of citrus can accompany a vast range of foods.
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