Misha’s Vineyard The Starlet Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

January 11, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard The Starlet Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $27 Released this month, this is, I’m pretty certain, my favourite ‘starlet’ release ever.  Concentrated, crunchy-fresh and citrus-stacked.  Central Otago sauvignon is one of the best-kept secrets in the land. Why? Because great examples like this heave with flavour and take people by surprise. I love … Read More

Wild Waves Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

December 20, 2019By Yvonne

Wild Waves Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $21 Soft herbal notes, lemon zest and passionfruit and lime – that’s what you’re going to get in this wine.  Texturally it’s a slippery number, ticks boxes, won’t rock the world, but gives refreshment and quench to your palate.  Chill it right down and serve it with fish and … Read More

Nautilus Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

December 9, 2019By Yvonne

Nautilus Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $23 If you were an invader from outer space holding a deadly piece of artillery to my face and demanding to be told what was the best sauvignon blanc in the country in 5 seconds or be incinerated – (hey, far-fetched, but freakier things have happened at sea) – … Read More

Opawa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

December 3, 2019By Yvonne

Opawa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $20 Named after the Opawa River whose flow shaped the vineyard soil profile (and a local, native wetland area), the team at Nautilus Wines (led by Brett Birmingham) have designed this range of wines to bring real personality and value to lovers of Marlborough wines.  Being part of the AMW … Read More

Pask Instinct Bud Burst Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Grilled Fish with Caper and Red Onion dressing – dish magazine summer 2020 Righto.  Get your skates on to secure yourself a bottle of the new Pask Instinct Bud Burst Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($16.95) immediately.  Sauvignon blanc with fish is a no-brainer, however the piquancy of the red onion and caper dressing means you … Read More

Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $17 Leek and Greens Frittata (dish magazine Feb Mar 2020) Reading the list of ingredients alone (leek, turmeric, coriander, cumin, chard, spinach, kale, lemon, mint, parsley, dill and shallots etc…) had me instantly reaching for a bottle of Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($17) Why?  Because it has … Read More

Loopline Vineyard Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2018

October 19, 2019By Yvonne

Loopline Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $20 Prepare for lemongrass, bruised basil, green apple, white flesh nectarine and a smashup of all things citrus in this snappy little sauvignon from the Wairarapa.  Fresh, frisky and shows impressively squinty acidity.

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $20 This is a juicy, lemony lick around the chops for anyone partial to punchy, tropical tastiness in their sauvignon.  Made by the team at Pegasus Bay, they’ve captured the Southern love in a classic, passionfruity, punch in the glass.  Crisp, uncomplicated, easy to sip sauvignon that’ll please … Read More

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

July 6, 2019By Yvonne

Maison Noire Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $12 Here’s where you need to get your thoughts away from the words ‘sauvignon blanc’ and think about it more as being a white wine made in a reduced, funky style, that’ll definitely spark debate if you took it along to a blind tasting.  A splash of viognier … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

June 26, 2019By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $17.99 I was tasting this wine whilst looking at a recipe for Spinach, Pea & Parmesan Risotto and sauvignon blanc immediately springs to mind the second I see spinach and peas in any recipe.  But you don’t want just any old sauvignon, oh no.  You need … Read More