Native New Zealander David Teece and his
California-born wife, Leigh, named their estategrown
wines for a nearby peak, Mt. Beautiful.
More than a picturesque landmark, the
mountain provides their vineyards with critical
protection from the high winds that scour the
New Zealand coast. Ripening grapes in cool
coastal climates like North Canterbury, where
they planted vines in 2004, can be a challenge.
Heat-loving varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon
are impossible to grow, but crisp, early-ripening
whites can thrive. The payoff comes in aromatic,
food-friendly wines with pleasing acidity,
like this Sauvignon Blanc. British-born winemaker
Sam Weaver preserves the clean, bright
flavors by vinifying the wine in stainless steel.
The high-toned citrus notes are balanced by a
silky texture and a hint of tropical ripeness.
The nose offers up vibrant citrus-driven aromas of grapefruit, lemon and lime
Expect mouthwatering lemon-lime, papaya and mineral flavors on a fresh,
beautifully textured palate.
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most versatile grape varieties. Light-bodied
enough to serve as an aperitif, it has a brisk acidity that marries well with
spicy foods, shellfish and light fish and poultry dishes. Try the Mt. Beautiful
Sauvignon Blanc with entrees like Sauteed Scallops with Meyer Lemon Relish;
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken; and Halibut with Grapefruit, Parsley
and Fennel (recipes at williams-sonoma.com).
Serve well chilled: refrigerate the bottle for 45 minutes before serving.
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