| 2006 LAKE CHALICE Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc|
New Zealand, New Zealand
Tart, with very good intensity to lime juice, crushed stone and grass flavors. Drink now. 3,500 cases made. by Wine Spectator
Bright passion fruit and citrus. Fresh and lively lemon zest with mineral notes in the long, lingering, zingy finish. From the Winemaker
Reviews and Awards
90 points "2006 Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand -- I generally love SBs from New Zealand, and this one doesn't disappoint. The color is pale Silver Award and yellow, the aroma a fresh burst of grapefruit: POW! The taste is what we love about wine from this country ... all there, big but balanced, tons of grapefruit citrus and a little smoke on the finish."
Mark Tarbell, Arizona Republic - November 2006
Launched in 1989 by Chris Gambitsis and Phil Binnie, Lake Chalice produces quality Marlborough wines from four key vineyard sites, as well as sourcing fruit from several carefully selected contract growers. Under the watchful eye of winemaker Matt Thomson, Lake Chalice vineyards yield small quantities of intensely flavored fruit that is carefully crafted into a range of delicious, character-filled wines that emphasize depth and length of flavor.
Lake Chalice ís label features the endangered Karearea bird (New Zealand falcon). Lake Chalice is a major sponsor of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, which works to preserve New Zealandsís raptors.
Excellent as an aperitif. Versatile with food, especially well-suited to seafood and white meat. Serve lightly chilled.