Icon is the flagship of Nobilo Wines, one of New Zealand’s pioneer estates, established by the Nobilo family in 1943.
From Five Special Vineyards:
We sourced the fruit for this wine from some of Nobilo’s finest Sauvignon Blanc vineyards located throughout the Marlborough growing region.
Pickering – Central Wairau
Jones – Rapaura
Trueman – Upper Wairau
Hay – Waihopai
Castle Cliffs – Awatere
The Awatere vineyards provide flinty minerality and herbal notes, while our Wairau vineyards produce a rich, mouthfilling palate weight. The Rapaura fruit provide lifted, thiol-driven top notes of passion fruit, citrus zest, and tropical aromas, and Waihopai’s cool soils brought intense, juicy fruit flavor.
Each vineyard block was harvested and fermented separately in small tanks, then kept separate throughout. Fermentation was cool for a prolonged period, utilizing a variety of yeasts known to accentuate a complex array of aromas and flavors, and to develop the sumptuous, mouthfilling palate for which Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc is renowned.
Complex aromatics ranging from citrus and ripe, tropical passion fruit and melon to wet stone.
Long and elegant with a noticeable minerality, great fruit sweetness, and juicy, balanced acidity.
Pan-seared monkfish with fresh asparagus.
WORLD WINE AWARDS 2018 (SILVER): Varietal and vibrant with citrus, red apple and under-ripe tropical characters. Quite classical with impressive weight and a pleasing rich texture. - Decanter Magazine 90 Points
Pungent, green and peppery, with a vibrant mouthful of acidity to the lime and grapefruit core. A hint of minerality lingers. Drink now. 21,166 cases made. -MW - Wine Spectator Magazine 88 Points