Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Wine Review
Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 92/100
Yes this is a wine named for JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, which was filmed in beautiful New Zealand (and has since generated an estimated $100 million extra revenue in tourism as a result). Middle-Earth Vineyards was established originally more than half a century ago as a dairy farm. In 1996, the owners converted to grape farming and launched their first wine in 2012. Pair this lime-zesty SB with fresh seafood. One wine to rule them all, one wine to watch JRR Tolkien's trilogy! Grassy but not too herbal, just enough to get you to Mordor. Pour Gandolph a second glass and listen to his wisdom. It will require that you leave the Shire. Produced by Winelord Ltd. (not Sauron), you don't have to travel to the ends of the earth to find a good value New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc .
Sauvignon Blanc food pairings: chicken and sage skewers, fresh tomato and basil salad, Thai green curry fish, fresh oysters on the half shell with lemon and horseradish.
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This Middle-Earth Sauvignon Blanc 2016 was reviewed on March 1, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Nelson, in the south. It is considerably smaller than New Zealand's other regions, but also sees plenty of sunshine; more than any other region in New Zealand. It makes it a popular tourist location, since there are plenty of beaches and cultural excursions.
Lots of citrusy charm to this wine. Lemon juice, lime, and chalky notes on the nose.
The palate is crisp and refreshing. Guava, passionfruit, and more lemoniness. It is less herbaceous than other New Zealand Sauv Blanc.
Pair this with lightly done sesame tuna and light cheeses.
|Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Looking for a mini escape? Why not travel to Middle-Earth?
New Zealand in a glass! Aromas of freshly cut grass, elderberry and white flowers carry through to a crisp green apple mouth.
Pair with dreams of escaping cold winter months, or thoughts of a long Friday lunch.
Tasted February 2018.
|This zesty and juicy Sauvignon Blanc from Nelson on the South Island is so named Middle-Earth (2016) for JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, which was filmed in beautiful New Zealand (and has since generated an estimated $100 million extra revenue in tourism as a result). Middle-Earth Vineyards was established originally more than half a century ago as a dairy farm. In 1996, the owners converted to grape farming and launched their first wine in 2012. Pair with grilled seafood dishes. - Community Wine Reviews|
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