Rapaura Springs Rohe Dillons Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Dillons Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $27.90 This bottle should carry a ‘Wear a Helmet’ warning because by jingoes, the second you unclick the cap and pour this wine into your glass, a passionfruit-pumped roundhouse kick of Kill Bill proportions will collide with your face. Big call, but I think this could … Read More

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Greywacke Marlborough Wild Sauvignon 2018 $39 If you’d like to sip more sauvignon, but don’t want to deal with all that grassiness and squinty acidity, then this is for you. Crafted by winemaking legend Kevin Judd, the ‘wild’ has an extra injection of toasty, slightly smoky, funky notes from fermentation with indigenous, or ‘wild’ yeasts … Read More

Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

September 26, 2021By Yvonne

Nautilus Estate The Paper Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $35 Clive Jones (‘CJ’ to the cool kids) is the scarily talented winemaker behind the tanks and barrels at Nautilus, and to say he’s mildly obsessed with sauvignon blanc is like saying Adele is a half-decent singer. The Paper Nautilus is a limited-edition (300doz) sauvignon is … Read More

The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

The Better Half Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($tbc) This lipsmacking little lovely from Marlborough is crammed full of tropical, passionfruity punch, peachy layers and loads of lime and lemon. I like that on the website it says “designed to be enjoyed right now – not left to collect dust in your wine rack”, because that’s … Read More

Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

September 20, 2021By Yvonne

Hunter’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $15-$19 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Spring Vegetables & Tahini Soy Dressing  – CANVAS magazine NZ Herald Saturday September 25th 2021. I’m sorry but if green beans, snow peas, asparagus, spinach, broccoli and buckets of greenery doesn’t demand a large, chilled goblet of sauvignon blanc then I don’t know what does. … Read More

Stanley Estates Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Stanley Estates Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $29 From the Awatere (or should I say Awesometere) Valley, comes this lemongrassy lovely from the super-talented folk at Stanley Estates. Winemaker Eveline Fraser manages to coax oh so soft aromas of elderflower, passionfruit and peach from every berry and in the mouth it’s awash with tart … Read More

Blank Canvas Abstract Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

September 14, 2021By Yvonne

Blank Canvas Abstract Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $39.99 Crafted from fruit dry-farmed by the Holdaway family in Marlborough’s Dillons Point sub-region, the ‘Abstract’ is about as far-removed from still-life sauvignon blanc as you can get. It’s like Rothko, Kandinsky, Mondrian and Miro all in one. 100% wild yeast fermented in old, French oak and aged … Read More

Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 25, 2021By Yvonne

Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $26 Paired with: Cacio and Pepe Pizza in dish Magazine Issue 99 This ultra-tasty, creamy, cheesy champion is the perfect thing to launch into whilst sipping a large glass of the Wither Hills Rarangi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($26.99) It’s softly-styled with preserved lemon, lemongrass and basil with … Read More

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

August 17, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $25 This certified organic sauvignon blanc is carefully crafted from fruit grown in Rock Ferry’s Corners and Orchard vineyards. One portion of the juice went into stainless steel and the other portion was hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and fermented in an old 3800ltr oak cuve for … Read More

Rapaura Springs Rohe Rapaura Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

August 12, 2021By Yvonne

Rapaura Springs Rohe Rapaura Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $27.90 Holy jalapenos! The 2021 vintage is turning out the whopping aromatics in Marlborough sauvignon and this new Rohe release from Rapaura Springs is no exception. It’s a mouthful of flavour fireworks and that’s no exaggeration. Luscious lime, bruised basil, punchy passionfruit and peach, layers of red … Read More