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Buckhorn Inn Offers New White Wine Selection

We are delighted to let you know that we have added a new white wine to our wine list.  We have added one of our favorite wines from the Marlborough Region of New Zealand.   Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, elegant, and refreshing wine.  This zesty wine features aromas of tropical fruits and bright citrus notes with a hint of herbs.  This wine receives consistently high ratings from Wine Enthusiast and was awarded 4 out of 4 stars from acclaimed wine writer Michael Cooper.

The refreshing zest of Oyster Bay makes it a delightful aperitif.  It also enables the wine to pair with many foods, including:  raw and grilled seafood, goat cheese, green vegetables, salads, crab cakes, pasta with tomato sauce, spicy dishes such as Asian and Cajun, and pesto.

Sauvignon Blanc is a zesty white wine that matches well with many foods.

Sauvignon Blanc is a very food-friendly wine. Photo by Stefan Schauberger.

White Wine from the Marlborough Region

The Marlborough wine region is New Zealand’s largest.  This area accounts for about 75% of New Zealand’s wine production.  The most well-known wine in this region is Sauvignon Blanc which prominent wine writers have described as the best in the world.  Other varieties grown here include pinot noir, pinot gris, and chardonnay.  There are also lovely sparkling wines from this region.  http://Www.nzwine.com

Vines were being cultivated in this region as far back as the 1870s.  However, commercial wine-making did not begin until the 1970s.  By the mid 1980s the wines from this region were garnering international attention.

What makes this such a wonderful region for growing grapes?  The climate is sunny and warm summer through autumn which results in a long growing season.  Also, the cool night-time breeze from the ocean provide the variations in temperature which add to the wines’ character.  The soil is free-draining and the area typically has low rainfall.  In short, the region is perfect for white wines with a mouth-watering acidity.

Please let us know how you are enjoying this new addition!