by Lucire staff/March 11, 2013/7.30
Brancott Estate not only has a new wine outâ€”its limited-edition Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010â€”but it marked the occasion with an exclusive performance at its vineyard in Marlborough with Hayley Westenra and the World of Wearable Art models.
The release, literally from chosen rows at the vineyard, is a complex, layered wine, limited to 3,500 individually numbered bottles worldwide. It is Brancott Estate’s first limited edition, retailing at NZ$80 at the vineyard’s Heritage Centre, fine wine retailers, and through selected retailers in New Zealand.
Those rows were singled out for delivering exceptional quality fruit. The vintners then looked for ripeness of flavour and a special flavour profile, seeing which were the best fruit for this more exclusive edition.
The wine reveals layers of exotic fruits, roasted hazelnut and spice, while remaining fresh.
In a release, Brancott Estate chief winemaker Patrick Materman says, ‘Weâ€™re excited and proud to be launching Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and believe now is the right time to bring this exceptional new wine to the market. This is an age-worthy wine which will slowly evolve and reveal more of itself in the following 10 years â€¦
â€˜Our deep understanding of complex and ageworthy natural aroma compounds of Marlborough sauvignon blanc, together with our long-term learnings of the soil types on Brancott Vineyard has given us a unique opportunity to create this prestigious wine which is the pinnacle of our winemaking.’