Background: The explosive flavors of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc have dazzled wine critics throughout the world, setting the international benchmark for style. When Marlborough’s first Sauvignon Blanc vines were planted, no one could have predicted the superstar status that this variety would attain. Sauvignon Blanc was commercially produced in NZ for the first time in 1979 and is now NZ’s most widely planted variety. Sauvignon Blanc the explosive varietal that awoke the world to New Zealand wine.
Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand
Grape Varietal: 100% New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grapes
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Appellation: South Island-Marlborough
Tasting Notes: This Marlborough is fresh and zippy full of tropical and gooseberry fruit. Assails the senses with asparagus and gooseberry characters, lush tropical fruit overtones, fresh-cut grass, and grapefruit.
Food Suggestion: Perfect to sip on out in the sun. Enjoy with delicate fish (sole, shrimp, sushi) or a grilled chicken salad. The perfect summer wine.