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Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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The name Montana was first used by Yugoslavian immigrant Ivan Yukich for the wine he made in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland, where he settled on a small block of land in Scenic Drive in 1934. Because of the elevation of the site, the vineyard was given the name "Montana", which means mountain. The Yukiches were wholly absorbed in wine production, with Ivan's sons, Mate and Frank, taking active roles in the business. Mate Yukich assumed the role of viticulturist, while Frank became winemaker and salesman. The first wines were sold in 1944, with more grapes planted with each successive year. By 1960, ten hectares were planted. In 1961 the sons set up their own company, Montana Wines Limited. Over the next twenty five years it grew to be the largest in New Zealand. Brancott Estate classic wines are considered the benchmark of New Zealand varietal winemaking and have an international reputation for quality and consistency. The wines are crafted in a style that epitomises the unique character and flavour of the region.

The wine is pale straw in colour with green highlights. Aromas of rock melon, lemongrass and ripe gooseberry dominate with top notes ranging from tropical grapefruit to sweet capsicum adding interest to the nose. This wine displays hints of pungency in conjunction with full fruit intensity. Overall, this is a well-balanced wine showing palate weight, sweet fruit flavours and the crisp, expressive acidity associated with this style.

Crisp & Fruity

  • Product Code: PR01BR
  • Grower: Brancott Estate
  • Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Style: Zippy and Zesty
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Appellation: Marlborough
  • Vintage: 2011/12
  • Closure: STELVIN
  • Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
  • Case Size: 6
  • Bottle Size: 75cl

Rating on this wine was 89 (source: Wine Competition Award Winners)

Greek-Style Orzo Salad

Cooking Time: 00 hrs 30 minutes (approx.)
Number of Servings: 2


salt and black pepper, to taste - 1/2 pound orzo - 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped 1/4 cup - sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped finely - 1 cup crumbled Greek feta - 1 bunch flat-leaf spinach, sliced thinly - 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill - 1 clove garlic, minced - zest and juice of 1 lemon - 4 tablespoons white-wine vinegar - 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive

  • 1. Bring a salted pot of water to a boil over high heat. Boil the orzo until just cooked. Rinse with cold water, drain well, and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • 2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • 3. Bring to room temperature prior to serving.

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Case Price: 38.94
( 6 bottles in this case )
Price: 6.49

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