Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $26

Grown in Kim and Erica Crawford’s certified organic ‘Woolshed’ block, located in the Lower Dashwood area of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley, this sauvignon is one of my favourites from their fifteen-year history. Why? Because it’s so gently delicious and soothing. It graciously unfurls fresh-cut herbs, plucky passionfruit, peachy tones and soft, creamy, tropical textures. Textures gleaned from using a combo of stainless steel, concrete eggs, clay amphorae and neutral oak fermentation vessels, 35% wild yeasts and 25% malolactic fermentation. It’s a lovely thing.