Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Winemaker: Steve White
It's one of those things that always amazes' me when I travel around New Zealand and the topic of Sauvignon Blanc arises. Everyone tells me that they are not a big fan of the variety and seem to rarely drink this style of wine. Well I liken it to the 80's and 90's when everyone in the world stated that they didn't buy Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Album - but it became and is still to this day, the most sold album of all time.
Well the same people must be buying Sauvignon Blanc as it is New Zealand's most planted and purchased wine. Plus with so much seafood and fresh vegetables at our finger tips, what better wine to enjoy than a lively glass of Sauvignon.
The carefully selected parcels of fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from the Wairau and Awatere Valley. This Sauvignon Blanc has a generous nose showing ripe aromas of passion-fruit, citrus and tropical fruit - pineapple and lychee, with some sparkling gooseberry. The palate is bright, concentrated, and full of fruit. The wine is well balanced with fine acidity leading to a long finish overflowing with ripe varietal flavours that are crisp and refreshing. Vibrant, ripe fruit driven, and lively to the finish, this is what Sauvignon Blanc is all about. Serve at 6-8C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer season; and well into 2011.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with shellfish, any firm white fish and with feta cheese, enjoy.