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Travel with Wines.com to the coastline of New Zealand with every crisp sip of Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2008. New Zealand is a land like no other. The country has a very special combination of soil, climate and water. New Zealand is a country of contrasts with dense, native forest, snow-capped mountains, and a spectacular coast-line. With wine growing regions spanning the latitudes of 36 to 45 degrees and covering the length of 1000 miles, grapes are grown in a vast range of climates and soil types, producing a diverse array of styles. New Zealand’s temperate maritime climate has a strong influence on the country’s predominately coastal vineyards.The vines are warmed by strong, clear sunlight during the day and cool coastal breezes by night. The long, slow ripening period helps to retain the vibrant varietal flavors that make New Zealand wine so distinctive.

This rare and light flavored white wine leaves the taste buds with a breezy mouthful of lime accented green apple and herb flavors, veering toward lime peel as the finish races on and on. Drinkers should pair this lemon and fresh grass wine with delicate flavored foods or slightly acidic dishes. Imagine a glass of Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2008 with some natural smoked Tasmanian trout. The unique blends of the natural wood smoke and seasoning really brings out the flavors of this New Zealand white wine.

This 90 point splash usually retails for $17.99, but its here on sale for $15.69 per bottle.

Vintage Date: 2008
Wine Spectator Score: 90

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