New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Atmosphere or Eclipse?

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ringmany

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to make a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. The 2 main kits I'm looking towards are:

  • Eclipse New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £120
  • Atmosphere - Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand £75
I've been reading mixed reviews of the two. I was wondering which kit you believe is the best from your personal experience and why?

Thanks.
 

Bplewniak

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I’ve been happy with my Eclipse New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. It was good at the 5-6 month mark and continues to drink well after a year.
 

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Eclipse is 18L vs 16L for the atmosphere. that would make the decision for me every time but then i'm a wine kit snob

cheers
 
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It may be a bit early, but does anyone have a comment about the LE18 Fume Blanc versus the Eclipse S.B.? How do they compare? My Fume Blanc is just finishing clearing and I am a bit underwhelmed. I've added a small amount of oak cubes and may add some acid blend down the road.
 

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I made the eclipse, it was so good! None left after a year and a half!
 

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I've only done the Eclipse, but have done it a few times. Good stuff - it goes fast!

Please do both and report back. ;)
 

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My flume Blanca came out outstanding just bottled and label got 25bottle yield. I would do it again for sure.
 

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I got about a 26 ish bottle yield on the Fume Blanc. It have to admit I don't have much experience making whites but being there are not skins this yield kind of suprised me.
 

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here was my plan and finish.................
 

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6 to 8 mons
However whites are early drinking I have already tastes great Worth the effort.
 

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Started brewing my Fume Blanc no tweaks. Unusually cold in Chicago had to strap on a brew belt.
Contemplating purchasing another limited edition kit.
 

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I have started a 6 week SB from NZ. Wo7ld. Like to make v dry.
Any suggestions, like biolees?
Ric
 

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Racked Fume Blanc, fermentation was vigorous. As sample of wine was crisp, very bright acidic taste. No hint of oak much like a Sauvignon Blanc. I expected more oak. Wait and see how it mature. I anticipate it will be a very nice white wine. Bottle in 2 weeks.
 
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