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Rubus Sauvignon Blanc
Rubus Project
New Zealand - Waipara Valley

The Rubus Project was created by Fran Kysela as a way to source & sell incredible wines at value prices. All wines in this international project are hand-selected by Fran Kysela. Rubus wines are fruit driven, true-to-type values that over deliver - a true representation of quality for the consumer at an excellent price.

Rubus Sauvignon Blanc is produced from grapes grown in the heart of the Waipara Valley, from Church Road, Stirling and Georges Road vineyards. The extended growing season of warm days and cool nights ensures optimal harvest conditions (typically mid-April).

Aromas of gooseberry, lemongrass, boxwood, fresh celery and bready notes on the nose. The palate is dry to taste with juicy gooseberry and citrus flavors forming a light, refreshing medium bodied wine with a tart yet soft lingering finish.

Specifications
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vinification
Grapes are gently pressed, settled and racked to fermentation. Juice is cool fermented in stainless steel tanks for 21 days and left on the lees for 2 months prior to blending, light fining, filtering and bottling.
Pairings

The perfect accompaniment to vegetable or light seafood dishes or to enjoy before a meal.

Reviews and News

2019 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 89 PTS - WA

2019 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 89 PTS - WA

wa89"Slightly pungent and grassy on the nose, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc remains green and herbal on the medium-bodied palate, combining those elements with hints of passion fruit and lime, perhaps a bit of underripe pineapple. It's streamlined and refreshing, with a lingering finish. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (April 2020), 89 pts

2019 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 88 PTS - JD

2019 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 88 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"These Rubus releases are a selection made by importer Fran Kysela. The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is a classy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with bright citrus and white grapefruit notes as well as a kiss of minerality in its medium-bodied, juicy, elegant, and nicely balanced style. It's an easy drinking, delicious, well-made quaffer to enjoy over the coming year or so."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 2020), 88 pts

2018 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 88 PTS - WE

2018 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"In the Waipara Valley, north of Christchurch, this Sauvignon Blanc ticks many of the country's typical style boxes. It's fragrant and zippy, with heady fruit-bowl aromas of lemon rind, peach, guava and pineapple along with a touch of green bell pepper—a refreshing summer sipper. - Christina PICKARD"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2019), 88 pts

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2017 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 89 PTS - JD

2017 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Plenty of gooseberries, pineapple, and bright citrus notes emerge from the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and it’s racy and juicy on the palate, with both good acidity and richness. Brought up all in stainless steel, it’s a pure, crisp, rock solid Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming couple of years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts

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2017 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 88 PTS - WS

2017 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 88 PTS - WS

wine spectator 88 pts"Fresh and light, featuring lime and grapefruit zest notes that mingle effortlessly on a light frame, finishing juicy, with a whiff of white pepper. Drink now. 700 cases made. –MW"

- Wine Spectator (June 2018), 88 pts

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2016 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 90 PTS - WE

2016 Rubus Sauvignon Blanc - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This is on the green side, but not overdone, offering grassy, herbal aromas and a touch of citrus fruit. Attractive cut grass and lime notes mark the medium-bodied palate and extend through the finish. Drink now."

- Wine Enthusiast (July 2017), 90 pts

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