Martinborough Vineyard Te Tera Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($23)

Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Laksa Salmon Envelope Dumplings in Canvas NZ Herald April 2 2022

So pale, it’s like having glossy white gold in your glass and it erupts with lemongrass, bruised basil, peach and punchy, crunchy green apple and lime layers with each sip. Its bracing freshness washes across the creamy, laksa flavours and the fat, richness of the salmon superbly well. Martinborough sauvignon blanc has its own style, being more floral and citrus-forward than some of the more commercial, squinty, southern examples.

Martinborough Vineyard