Boulder Bank Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Boulder Bank Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc


Country: New Zealand

Marlborough Valley

Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

ABV: 13.5%


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New Zealand is world-renowned for Sauvignon Blanc. This racy varietal comes in several styles

ranging from a high-acid UK style that cuts through the fat of fish & chips to the more tropical

fruit style preferred by American tastes. Kiwi winemaker Nick Goldschmidt crafts Boulder

Bank to suit the latter and the wine pairs particularly well with Mediterranean cuisine.

Near the town of Blenheim lie the Rapaura and Brancott sub-regions. Each produces distinctive

wines. The Rapaura, with its flat lands just to the north of town, consists of river bed and sandy loam

soils while the hilly area of the Brancott to the south has glacial soils which offer better water-holding

capacity. The soils drive the style: wines from the Rapaura often show fresh herbs, gooseberry,

mineral, and passionfruit while wines from the Brancott typically offer more creaminess and weight.

The Fitzroy Vineyard lies on the boundary between the two, thus Boulder Bank showcases the

wonderful characteristics of each. Boulder Bank is also a single-vineyard wine, an attribute not

common to Marlborough wines in general.


This wine’s fragrant aromatics are very obvious when opening the bottle. Fresh tropical fruit notes of

pineapple, guava, and apricot burst from the glass. Made without wood from Rapaura River soils, the

palate is clean and zesty. Full and lush with delicate mandarin orange and lemon peel flavors. Nicely

balanced acidity. Long and round finish.