The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc opens with intense grapefruit, passion fruit and green mango notes and touches of pineapple and fresh sage. Medium-bodied with a fair amount of viscosity to the texture, it has lively acid and a long finish. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2014+.
CW's No. 1 party white, this fruity blend of Colombard and Ugni-Blanc from southwest France is a genuine crowd-pleaser. Tank-fermentation at very cool temperatures produces a fresh, fruity wine marked by assertive flavors and aromas of grapefruit, lemon-lime and orange peel.
Style wise, we are looking for upfront herbaceous aromas, backed by ripe fruit flavours of melon, passionfruit and crisp acidity.
The Matua Valley range offers a full collection of New Zealand's favourite varietal and regional wine matches, including three sparking varietals. Fresh, light and easy drinking; these quality wines offer value for money and are best enjoyed with a home cooked meal and friends or family.