About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fallen Angel Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

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.

Perfect wine match with shellfish, any firm white fish and with feta cheese, enjoy.

Dynamic Marlborough fruit bursting from the glass.


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