Source: Dallas Morning News
January 9, 2013
By Rebecca Murphy
Nautilus, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2011
The Kiwis created an iconic style of sauvignon blanc that winemakers from other regions attempt to emulate. This one from Nautilus is on the elegant end of the style range. It has the trademark lime zest and grapefruit aromas and flavors, layered with ripe melon and notes of freshly cut grass. It’s light to medium bodied, with zesty acidity to keep the wine crisp and mouthwatering. Try it with shrimp cocktail or a pasta with a lemony sauce.
The secret of the elegance of the Nautilus sauvignon lies in the fact that the grapes come from vineyards in several subregions of Marlborough, in New Zealand. The idea is to capture the full range of sauvignon blanc flavors for a balanced and long-lived wine. Those different vineyards, with their variations of soil, slope and climate, produce sauvignon grapes with diverse flavor profiles. The vineyard team picks at optimum times for each vineyard, and the winemaking team blends these different lots for their elegant style. All you have to do is enjoy.