3 Tales Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$16.90 per Bottle
$101.40 per pack
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Overview

Separated by the Tasman Sea, but united by a passion for creating exceptional wine, two great pioneering wine families write a new chapter in the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc story…

A lively combination of passionfruit and crisp green apple flavours with pristine mineral acidity.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

"The result of a collaboration between Noble One producer Darren De Bortoli and renowned NZ winemaker Brent Marris, this is a classic example of Marlborough sauvignon. Deliciously inviting and full of zing."

Jeff Collerson, Daily Telegraph, (AUG/2012)

"Even though the first thing I notice about the wine is the fruit flavours of gooseberries and passionfruit, the wine is much more than that. In fact the profile is not overt at all, its more introverted and thoughtful than normal for this variety. It is the type of wine that doesn't look good too cold or too hot but if served just right will surprise the senses. In the end a little chalkiness added a bit of interest and enjoyment which would make it brilliant to drink as the weather warms up a bit."

Rating 87 - Josh Tuckerfield, Vino-Review, (AUG/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with a light green hue.

Aroma

Vibrant aromas of lime zest, lemongrass and passionfruit with underlying base notes of mineral and fresh herbs.

Palate

A lively combination of passionfruit and crisp green apple flavours are drawn across the palate by a pristine mineral acidity.

Food Matching

This wine can also be enjoyed with a wide range of dishes including fresh asparagus soup with lemon and parmesan and seasonal shellfish tossed through fettuccine with fresh herb butter.

Cellaring Potential

The wine will cellar for two to three years.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo.

Their son, the energetic and dynamic Deen De Bortoli, (b 1936 – d 2003) expanded and consolidated the business created by his parents. Deen's children established De Bortoli's reputation for premium wine including icon dessert wine Noble One and the Yarra Valley wines.

Italian family values passed down from Vittorio remain core values, there is a culture of hard work, generosity of spirit and of sharing good food, good wine and good times with family and friends.

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