Ripe tropical aromas balancing nettle aromatics with highlights of ripe grapefruit and white blossoms. This wine, considered a benchmark of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, is from fruit harvested across the Marlborough region famous for this variety. The wine displays intensity with white stone-fruit and pink grapefruit balancing refreshing nettle flavours, almost pungent in character. The fruit sweetness with crisp supporting acidity is typical of the style.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
This Sauvignon Blanc is pale straw in colour with green highlights.
The wine has ripe tropical notes balancing nettle aromatics almost pungent in their intensity with highlights of ripe grapefruit and white blossoms.
The palate again shows intensity with white stone-fruit and pink grapefruit balancing refreshing nettle flavours. The almost pungent character adds weight and a spectrum of fruit sweetness with crisp acidity adding support to the structure.
This wine can be matched with grilled oysters, barbecued prawns or salmon, and poached white fish with fresh green salads containing parsley, pepper or lemon. Mediterranean and Turkish dishes with hummus, olives and feta will also match well.
Though made to drink while young and vivacious, this wine may be cellared for up to three years to develop further complexity