About This Wine
Marlborough’s worst-ever fire, Boxing Day 2000, burned for more than three days.
Before it was over, it had killed thousands of stock, and threatened the wine town of Blenheim — not to mention a number of vineyards and wineries. Disaster was averted when the brave residents battled the blaze using buckets and hand-held hoses, eventually assisted by a fortunate wind shift.
Where those residents made their stand is now known as Fireroad, and the Fire Road label honors their bravery. The vineyards that provide the grapes for Fire Road wines flourish in the same hot and dry climate that was the catalyst for such a mighty blaze.
The Fire Road This Sauvignon Blanc is made in a style common to New Zealand’s Marlborough growing area, with a pungent aroma that leads to a refreshing mouthfeel. This is the wine to drink when the weather gets hot, accompanied by fresh seafood or white meat dishes.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Source:Southern Valleys of New Zealand’s Marlborough Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Apple, Citrus, Bell Pepper and Grass
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionseafood, or white meat dishes.
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