To bring a little happiness to our Sav fans, we have a 6 bottle case of three Sauvignon Blancs. This mixed case highlights the great wines that NZ can produce with this grape variety! Each case contains two bottles of the Medal Winning Wairau Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010, two bottles of Te Awa Left Field Sauvignon Blanc 2010, plus two bottles of the superb Matariki Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2010.
The Wairau Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 wine is lively and pungent, with aromas of gooseberry, hawthorn and citrus. The wine shows crisp acidity and has a fresh lingering finish. The wine is drinking extreamly well at the moment but will develop well over the next twenty four months. The company is certainly in good hands as at the head of the team are famous NZ winemaker Alan McCorkindale with Chris and Judi Simmonds who were foundation growers for Cloudy Bay.
The Te Awa Left Field Sauvignon Blanc 2010 displays a cocktail of fruit and has a base of tropical melon. Pungently aromatic in the varietal sweetpea / passion-fruit spectrum, whilst retaining wonderful snow pea and tropical flavours. The winemaking was focused around preserving those notes and ensuring the wine was bottled dry with the seashore freshness of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc style.
The Matariki Sauvignon Blanc 2010 from Hawkes Bay is pale straw in colour. The lifted bouquet of ripe, tropical fruit and citrus is supported by a juicy, succulent palate with a touch of minerality. The wine is finely textured with a lingering persistent flavour. Perfect as an aperitif or with seafood and salads.
So, a North vs South Savyy Sampler today: Marlborough and Hawke's Bay!
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