Beverage of the Week (BOW)
13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015
The name 13 Celsius is more than a name, it's a guide to the wine's perfect serving temperature. To help you out the label changes color from gray to blue at precisely 13 degrees Celsius. This would be a gimmick worthy of an eye-roll if the wine in the bottle wasn't so good. The wine hails from Marlborough, arguably the nation's most perfect Sauvignon Blanc appellation. Within Marlborough the grapes are sourced 55% from Wairau Valley and 45% from Awatere Valley. The wine is crafted with a long, cool fermentation that preserves the subtle nuances. It, like most New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, is bottled with a screw-cap closure to ensure freshness. 91 points out of 100.
13 Celsius is a creation of "The WIne Group" a privately held wine company established in 1981. They have an impressive portfolio of wines with many household names. 13 Celsius is not a household name yet but its pleasing style is sure to continue to win fans everywhere. The grapes are cleverly sourced from New Zealand's top Sauvignon Blanc appellation, Marlborough. Marlborough is a cool-climate zone making it ideal for the crisp and racy style of Sauvignon Blanc prized in New Zealand.
Brilliant, pale straw color. The aromatics are ultra fresh and clean offering a clever marriage of citrus zest, grapefruit pulp, and vibrant tropical fruits with wild herbs, mineral, and orange peel. The palate faithfully follows the nose delivering a bright, citrus focus with layers of grass, herbs, and silky tropical fruits that become more generous as the wine slightly warms. Medium-bodied with perfect balance with subtle lingering citrus notes.
How to Serve
Drink with nothing but a glass for a great aperitif or pair with smoked salmon or shellfish.
Price: $ 17