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Long Boat Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Average Price $15 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Price History for Long Boat Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
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Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. While the grape may be more readily associated with the Loire Valley (for its pivotal role in Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume), it is more likely to have originated from Bordeaux, where it is typically blended with Semillon.

In the late 20th Century, a new region began to gain a reputation as one of the great Sauvignon Blanc regions of the world: ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Marlborough wine region

    Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, it produces around three-quarters of all the country's wine. The pungent, zesty white wines made from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc are world famous, and Marlborough is widely considered to be the New World home of the variety.

    The region consists of a sunny, dry pair of valleys – the Wairau and the Awatere – which run parallel to each other. It stretches down the South Island's Pacific (east) coast from the small port town of Picton in the Marlborough Sounds to the town of Kaikoura. The long, straight Wairau Valley has more plantings than the more recently developed Awatere Valley. In 2010, Marlborough had 58,300 acres (23,600ha) under vine.

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  • South Island - New Zealand wine region

    The South Island of New Zealand (Te Wai Pounamu in the Maori language) is slightly larger, and much more sparsely populated, than the country's North Island. Located in the western Pacific Ocean, it lies between the latitudes of 40°S and 46°S, and is ... more

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