Little Beauty Black Edition Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 30, 2020By Yvonne

Little Beauty Black Edition Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (UK & Europe only 27.50GPB) Exclusive in NZ to our WineFriends, the Little Beauty Black Edition is crafted by ex-Cloudy Bay winemaker Eveline Fraser and is sold only in the UK and Europe. The fruit is sourced from the McCree vineyard in the Waihopai Valley, drawing fruit … Read More

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

O:TU Limited Release Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $23 This sauvignon blanc is an ultra-elegant example, stitched together with citrus and passionfruit, basil and lemongrass layers .  The powdery texture in the mid-palate provides a lovely counterweight to the punchy herbaceousness and floral tones.  It’s delicious and crunchy-fresh. For stockists in your area email b.magan@otuwines.com  

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

June 23, 2020By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $19 (retasted 23.6.2020) At five years old, sauvignon blanc should, according to popular belief, be heading toward the rest home.  However this example from Rosie Butler’s vineyard growing in the deep, limestone soils of Tikokino, has loads of life left in it. Lemongrass, basil, peapod and passionfruit … Read More

Middle Earth Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 18, 2020By Yvonne

Middle Earth Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $22 If you love sauvignon blanc, but are not enamoured by the squinty, acidic, cats-pee and gooseberry-boosted styles – then this is for you.  Soft, tropically-inclined (think passionfruit, pineapple, lemonade, and peachy pluckiness make for a dangerously easy to drink sauvignon blanc from the sunshine capital of the country. … Read More

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Sauvignon Blanc 2019

June 12, 2020By Yvonne

Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $23.99 I’m old enough to remember when a Gisborne sauvignon blanc won the championship sauvignon blanc trophy at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards – and that blew people’s minds!  This sauvignon blanc from the team at Matawhero brings back some of those memories of lemongrass, basil,  passionfruit,  … Read More

Eaton Thistle Hill Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 26, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton Thistle Hill Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $48 The Hickman family have been growing grapes on their farm ‘Taimate’ since 2006, and their sauvignon has been singled out by winemaker Mike Eaton as being ‘so good, it deserves ‘single vineyard’ status.’ Delicately hand-harvested, the whole bunches are gently squashed in a traditional basket-press … Read More

Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

May 24, 2020By Yvonne

Deep Down Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 So on the front label, it says ‘certified organic’, ‘wild ferment’, ‘single vineyard’ and ‘vegan friendly’, however, that doesn’t really tell the whole story because this wine, (produced by Seresin alma mater Clive Dougall) is also all kinds of tasty. And that’s the most important thing right? Bursting … Read More

MKIII Zephyr Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

May 11, 2020By Yvonne

MKIII Zephyr Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $33.99 Named after the Mark III Ford of the same brand, a sleek, 15ft long vehicle that made up for its lack of legroom with lashings of ladykilling style.  Such a fan is winemaker Ben Glover of this motor, that he named his own, limited edition sauvignon blanc after … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

May 11, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $22 If you’re looking for a womp-bop-a-loo-bop, tutti-frutti, my boy lollipop sauvigon blanc, then you’re on the wrong karaoke mic my friend, because this bottle of Ben Glover-grown gorgeousness is on the saucy but subtle side.  Think lemongrass, baby basil, pea pods and lemon zest, it’s acidity has just the … Read More

Eaton The Bench Blend Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

April 30, 2020By Yvonne

Eaton The Bench Blend Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $39.99 Sourced from Mike Eaton’s Thistle Hill and Saint Luke’s vineyards in the Awatere Valley and more southern Flaxbourne sub-regions, this sauvignon dances the Maxina around the mouth, tripping across lemongrass, watercress, white nectarine, and fresh-cut lawns of loveliness. Mike has created something incredibly fresh and complex … Read More