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Savvy Newcomer Dancing Water Takes Gold

Savvy Newcomer Dancing Water Takes Gold

Dancing Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, awarded a gold medal at the 2006 Liquorland International Top 100 Wine Show
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For Immediate Release 9.10.06

Savvy Newcomer Dancing Water Takes Gold

New wine producer, Dancing Water, has been awarded a gold medal at the prestigious Liquorland International Top 100 Wine Show for their distinctive Single Vineyard Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Dancing Water is the creation of Ross Trowsdale and partner Clare Bisso. Ross has worked in both the New and Old World for a number of top quality wine producers; New Zealand, (Pegasus Bay and Felton Road), Australia (Wyndham Estate), the USA (Cristom Vineyards) and Austria (Weingut Stefanshof and Alois Kracher).

The couple decided to start making wine and have produced their debut wine, a 2006 Sauvignon Blanc from a single vineyard within the Awatere Valley Marlborough. The grapes were grown under optimal quality, low cropping conditions, picked with good ripe flavours and in perfect condition.

The resulting wine is distinctive, with freshly chopped green capsicum and passionfruit on the nose, on the palate a fresh mouth watering acidity and a firm structure combines with rich tropical and citrus fruit flavours with underlying hints of mineral and capsicum as detected on the nose.

Availability of this wine is limited. Quantities have been set aside for mailing list members and it is available in selected fine wine stores including the The Cellar at Ballantynes and Vino Fino in Christchurch and Liquorland stores nationally.

Both Le Bon Bolli elegant fine dining restaurant in Christchurch and Eichardt's Private Hotel in Queenstown have selected the Dancing Water Sauvignon Blanc 2006 for their summer wine lists. Owners Ross and Clare are extremely pleased with the quality of their debut wine and its immediate popularity with customers and wine judges alike.

It is planned that Dancing Water will expand to several other wine varietals and will market these wines throughout New Zealand. Ross has a very specific plan for Dancing Water. “We will make a group of distinctive wines by selecting varietals grown from outstanding New Zealand "terroir" ”. Of highest importance is the quality and integrity of the fruit "ensuring the highest quality fruit allows us to make very high quality wines that showcase New Zealand wine regions and their uniqueness in the world”.

Dancing Water also manages a vineyard on Banks Peninsula and has recently acquired land in the Waipara Valley for future development.

For more information about Dancing Water, visit website: www.dancingwater.co.nz

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Dancing Water, Single Vineyard, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Variety.
100% Sauvignon Blanc.

Region.
Marlborough, New Zealand.

Appellation & viticulture.
100% Awatere Valley. This is first vintage from a single vineyard, cropped low, picked with good ripe flavours and in perfect condition.

Alcohol.
13.5%


TASTING NOTES.

Colour.
Pale honey lemon with a hint of green.

Aroma,
Aromatic, showing passionfruit, lime and sweet tropical fruits.

Palate.
The palate is weighty, balanced - and at present quite lively. Up-front flavours of passionfruit, lime, and underlying ripe tropical fruit seen on the bouquet with hints of capsicum, all combine, presenting an overall seamless wine driven by these integrated flavours and upheld by a strong yet balanced acidity. The finish is impressively long.

Food Matching.
A perfect fit for spring picnics and summer dinners. Team with grilled or barbecued fresh fish with a tropical fruit salad and jasmine rice, or a spinach salad with goats cheese and a citrus vinaigrette.

ENDS

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