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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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The brand name Spy Valley is derived from the presence of a satellite communications monitoring station within a few kilometers of the winery. Situated on the sunny southern side of Marlborough's Wairau Valley, nestled on the terraces of the Omaka River are the vineyards of Johnson Estate. Established in 1993 by the Johnson family, Johnson Estate was one of the pioneering vineyard companies in the Marlborough sub-region and remains family-owned. Eight varieties of grapes grow over 380 acres of free-draining, stony soils producing exceptional fruit for Spy Valley Wines. In ten years, production has risen to place Spy Valley as one of Marlborough's leading family-owned companies. Youthful and exuberant wines are crafted using modern winemaking techniques by winemaker Paul Bougeois and his team.

Pale straw colored. Grapefruit and lime zest, with sweet underlying passionfruit pulp on the nose. The palate is dry with a vibrant acid tension. A sweet fruit character showing the classic Marlborough interplay of tropical fruits, citrus and zesty currant and guava flavors.