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.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Three Paddles Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Growing Region: Martinborough, New Zealand

Owner/Chief Winemaker: Roger Parkinson

Roger crafts his outstanding wines from vineyards that his family own or control. In this way he ensures that every decision having a bearing on the final wine is consistent with his focused objective of producing great Martinborough wine.
In the vineyard he prides himself on doing the little things well and it shows in each of his wines. I remember well Rogers first Sauvignon Blanc back in 1993 and have enjoyed his unique and subtle vinification techniques since - showcasing the 'terroir' from which this wine comes.
The carefully tended fruit came from the 'Home Block' vineyard just behind the winery; the grapes underwent cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks to retain the fruits aromatic notes and lively personality. In the glass you have a bright green/gold colour. The nose exhibits typical regional characteristics of ripe passion fruit and gooseberries. On the palate the wine is fresh and full-bodied and carries ripe tropical flavours through the palate to a crisp and persistent finish. Serve at 8-10C.

Drinking perfectly well this coming summer; and well into 2012.

Perfect wine match with shellfish, white fish, Asian cuisine and a fresh summer salad, enjoy.

A vibrant wine, with palate freshness.


1 comment:

  1. Even though I am not that big wine expert I should admit that I prefer white wines and I was more than please from the wine which you are describing, I had the chance to get a bottle of it few weeks ago and it definitely made my working week better

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