Beverage of the Week (BOW)

13 Celsius Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

Product Story

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.

Brand Story

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.

Tasting Note

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

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