“There had never before been a wine that crackled and spat its flavours at you from the glass..”Oz Clarke (ozclarke.com) on NZ Sauvignon Blanc speaking at the 2016 International Sauvignon Blanc Conference.
The explosive flavours of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc have dazzled wine critics throughout the world, setting the international benchmark for the style.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc assails the senses with red capsicum (bell pepper) and gooseberry characters, lush tropical fruit overtones, fresh cut grass, tomato stalks, and grapefruit or lime.
When Marlborough’s first Sauvignon Blanc vines were planted, no one could have predicted the superstar status that this variety would attain within a couple of decades.
Sauvignon Blanc was commercially produced on our shores for the first time in 1979, and is now New Zealand’s most widely planted variety.
Unique, exuberant, intense. The explosive varietal that awoke the world to New Zealand wine.