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Kim Crawford ‘Illuminate’ Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Kim Crawford ‘Illuminate’ Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Kim Crawford ‘Illuminate’ Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Lightness Embraced

From the serene landscapes of Marlborough, New Zealand, comes an innovation in winemaking that redefines the essence of Sauvignon Blanc. Kim Crawford ‘Illuminate’ presents a pioneering vision, capturing the signature vibrancy and intensity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc while introducing an elegantly lighter experience.

Product Details:

  • Region: 89% Marlborough, 11% Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
  • Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol: 7%
  • TA: 6.9g/L
  • pH: 3.25
  • RS: 6g/L

Since its inception in a humble Auckland cottage, Kim Crawford Wines has emerged as a global ambassador for New Zealand’s winemaking prowess. Acclaimed for its audacious approach and commitment to excellence, the label continues to enchant the world with its Sauvignon Blanc, a varietal that has earned a prestigious place in the “Wine Spectator Top 100” on four occasions.

The craft behind Illuminate is a testament to Kim Crawford’s innovative spirit. By meticulously selecting grapes from across Marlborough’s diverse terroirs and employing the revolutionary “Spinning Cone” technology, Illuminate achieves its signature lightness. This method delicately reduces the wine’s alcohol content to 7% without compromising its aromatic intensity, a harmonious balance of science and artistry.

A Vision in Pale Green

Upon pouring, Illuminate reveals a delicate pale green hue, an invitation to discover the bounty of Marlborough. The nose is greeted with a vibrant bouquet of passion fruit, guava, and tree fruit, accented by the zesty allure of citrus and the crisp freshness of green herbs. This aromatic journey is a prelude to a palate where elegance and flavor converge. Ripe tropical fruits unfold with a lively acidity, crafting an experience that is both refreshing and richly satisfying.

A Celebration of the Light

Illuminate shines across a spectrum of dining occasions; its versatility makes it a perfect companion for the freshest seafood, the simplicity of grilled vegetables, and the vibrant colors of summer salads. It invites a celebration of the lighter side of life, encouraging moments of joy and conviviality.

A New Chapter in Winemaking

With Kim Crawford ‘Illuminate’ Sauvignon Blanc 2021, enjoy the hallmark qualities of a world-renowned varietal reimagined. This is not just a bottle of wine; it’s a bold step into the future of winemaking, where the essence of Marlborough’s terroir is captured in a lighter, more accessible form. Savor now or over the next one to three years and witness the evolution of a classic.

In every glass of Illuminate, discover a new way to enjoy the timeless taste of Sauvignon Blanc, brought to you with the pioneering spirit and passion for quality quintessentially Kim Crawford.


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