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Wine of the Week


The Marlborough region on the northeastern tip of the South Island reigns as New Zealand's most planted wine area. Characterized by long, sunny days, cool nights, and a dry fall season providing lengthy hang-time and full ripening, the region yields superb Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs such as this one. Intense aromas of wild, ripe cherries, strawberries and a touch of vanilla are underscored with layers of complex fruit, supple tannins, balanced acidity and a suggestion of sweetness on the finish. Delicious with grilled tuna and salmon, cheese, lamb, veal, and pork. Available at Dorignac's, Antonio's Wine Cellar and Hugh's Wine Cellar in Mandeville.

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