New Zealand has become a wine powerhouse in the past 25 years thanks largely to the success of Sauvignon Blanc on world markets. The style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, intensely fruity and herbaceous, and it has become the New World reference for the grape. Despite attempts to introduce the world to other varieties, however, New Zealand has become more and more associated with Sauvignon Blanc, to the point where the grape represents 70% of the total crop (up from 50% 10 years ago). The country is long and narrow with most of the wine regions experiencing a Maritime climate. The exception is Central Otago which has a continental climate and is also the most southerly wine region in the world.
A rich nose with marmalade, ripe grapefruit, cedary oak and biscuity characters. Full, rich, sweet palate with ripe, concentrated fruit backed by generous oak. Some savoury/biscuity characters with toasty vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. Powerful, complex and well-weighted with a round, creamy, lingering finish. Suitable for a vegan diet.
Lovely dark berryfruit and peppery aromas with some spice and earthy notes. The palate shows vibrant dark berryfruit with spicy / peppery notes supported by fine tannins and a long finish. Excellent drinking with game and other red meat dishes. A stylish cool climate Syrah. This wine is suitable for a vegan diet.
Sauvignon Blanc is ideally suited to the Nelson region where a combination of warm, sunny days and cool autumn nights, help to create the intense varietal flavours for which this flagship New Zealand wine is recognised.
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