New Brancott Estate wine to compete with Bordeaux and Burgundy

By Jessica Mason

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Pernod Ricard has launched a new iconic Sauvignon Blanc
Pernod Ricard has launched its Brancott Estate brand’s first limited edition release Sauvignon Blanc.

The new realease, named Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010, is the culmination of nearly a decade’s work called the ‘Icon Project’ - a search for a a truly unique Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to sit alongside famous Sauvignon Blanc wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Loire.

Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate’s chief winemaker, said: “The research work we are undertaking internally is world-leading – our understanding of complex and age-worthy natural aroma compounds of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, together with our learnings of the soil types on Brancott Vineyard, has given us a unique opportunity to create this prestigious wine – the pinnacle of our winemaking.”

Brancott Estate will release 3,500 individually numbered limited edition bottles.

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