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+.
This smooth, silky white delivers pretty Key lime, Meyer lemon, passion fruit and melon notes that are elegant, balanced and delightfully tangy. all leading to the juicy finish. Drink now.
Tailor-made for spring and summer imbibing, the suavely fruity 2011 Forrest Sauvignon Blanc comes exclusively from winemaker John and Brigid’s family-owned vineyards in Marlborough's premium Wairau River Valley. Founded in 1988, Forrest, along with Cloudy Bay and Goldwater, was among the handful of pioneering producers who put New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the map, and it remains one of the country's benchmarks for fresh, unoaked Sauvignon Blanc to this day. Bone dry, it opens with a fresh nose of kiwi, lime, and a hint of passion-fruit, following through with notes of lemon thyme, apple-citrus and mango. Mineral notes from Wairau River’s flinty riverbed terroir rise delicately on the finish. --Ben Giliberti
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.
Crisp and refreshing, with lovely flavours of ripe grapefruit, gooseberry and pineapple. Fresh, zingy acidity dominates the palate with some pleasant fruit sweetness and good weight. A great wine with seafood and chicken dishes or just to drink on its own.
NZ has a genius for Sauvignon Blanc, and this wine shows exactly why. Though budget priced, it bursts with energy, and is balanced and flavory as well.
Deep ruby garnet in color, with lifted aromas of dark cherry and berry fruit on the nose, this precisely delineated, medium-bodied wine is marked by generous flavors of cherry and currant. The classic Central Otago dark cherry and spice character is accented by soft, rounded tannins and fine acidity, with a note of subtle new oak on the finish. Delicious now, with the potential to age for an additional 1 to 2 years.