Inspired by New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with Nobilo Wines

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Juli, thank you for the inspirational recommendation. Kia Ora!

My New Zealand blogging partner, Juli Crompe of Kiwi Daydreaming, is a fan of Nobilo Wines Sauvignon Blanc. You will always see a case of Nobilo wines in her home. Juli shared about the Nobilo Regional collection, "...my wine of choice for any season, any day of the week."

It is my pleasure this summer to confirm that Juli is correct. Nobilo makes wonderful New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Both the Nobilo Regional Collection and their Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc will tingle your palate and toes. These are delicious, vibrant New Zealand wines. The Nobilo Regional Collection can often be found locally priced around $10. That's a win!

If you want to take it up a notch, try the Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc. Nobilo Icon wines are rich, complex and full bodied, with excellent weight, structure and balance. Definitely raising the bar for Sauvignon Blanc. Bring some Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc home and savor the inspiration of New Zealand wine. Buy it by the case and your set. Enjoy.

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1. Nobilo Regional Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 New Zealand

Color: Straw.
Nose: Enticing, tropical with salinity, lime, mineral, white pepper.
Palate: Lime, saline, mineral, citrus, fresh across the palate, nice wash front to back, not overly acidic, white grapefruit on medium finish.

With air: Lovely white grapefruit. Taste of morning sunshine. Dry, bright finish. Bottle went quick.

Thoughts: Good alone and with fried shrimp. Think seafood. Recommended.

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Closure: Screw Cap
ABV: 12.5%
Sample provided by winery


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2. Nobilo Icon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 New Zealand

*Note: The Nobilo Icon label represents the pinnacle of Nobilo winemaking, and is made from only the very best fruit from their Marlborough vineyards.

Color: Silver straw, green highlights.
Nose: Mineral, kiwi, lime, papaya, herbal note, grass.
Palate: Nice texture, creamy-bright, mineral, tropical, savory quality, lime, citrus pith, melon, dry, with a lingering fresh, savory finish.

After 30 minutes: Lively fruit, melon-papaya action mid-palate to front palate, zowy! Perky wine.

Day three: Grapefruit, tropical notes, chill, satisfying classy finish. Exceptionally good, balanced, light breeze, sunshine, few clouds, expressive sipper on the patio. Left me quite content. Wonderful with seafood and Nuevo Flamenco music.

Thoughts: Fantastic with seafood and shredded cabbage. Strongly recommended.

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Closure: Screw Cap
ABV: 12%
Sample provided by winery

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Nobilo Winemaker

Winemaker David Edmonds joined Nobilo in 2002. His passion is Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. As a child, David spent a lot of time visiting the wine district just north of Wellington with his parents. It was during those family outings in which his interest in grape-growing and winemaking took root. He has a degree in horticulture science at Christchurch's Lincoln University. Well done Mr. Edmonds.

About Nobilo Wines

With the threat of war, in 1936 Nikola and Zuva Nobilo left Croatia and moved to New Zealand. They brought with them 300 years of winemaking tradition. In 1943, they planted some of New Zealand’s first commercial vines at Huapai, west of Auckland. By the 1970s, Nikola was a successful winemaker who helped lead the move to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

He also worked on developing winegrowing regions like Marlborough. In 1994, Nikola was awarded an Order of the British Empire medal for his contribution to the New Zealand wine industry.

Time for you to enjoy Nobilo wines at your home.

Cheers!

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