Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

May 18, 2022By Yvonne

Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 If jalapeños are your jam then this certified organic, biodynamically-crafted sauvignon blanc is going to seriously spin your wheels. Grown in Seresin’s Raupo Creek vineyard, fermented using naturally occurring, wild yeasts and matured in a mixture of old oak vessels before being blended with a 9% splash of semillon … Read More

Honest Horse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

May 17, 2022By Yvonne

Honest Horse Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $40 (for two bottles) Craig and Tamara Plunkett are the faces behind Plunkett Estate. They might be a new wine enterprise in the Spring Creek subregion of Marlborough, but their family farm has a long history of being very horsey, hence the name. I often find Spring Creek sauvignon … Read More

Akarua de Bettencor Single Vineyard Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2020

April 21, 2022By Yvonne

Akarua de Bettencor Single Vineyard Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $40 This certified organic sauvignon blanc is grown in the de Bettencor vineyard, which sits between the base of the Pisa Range and Lake Dunstan in the Pisa sub-region. Named after Boaventura de Bettencor, a Portuguese explorer in the late 1800’s who made his way … Read More

Le Grá Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2019

April 20, 2022By Yvonne

Le Grá Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $27 Sauvignon blanc from the Wairarapa is its own beast, floral, feisty and fanging with tree and citrus fruits. This Le Grá boasts fresh green apple, lemongrass and a flicker of feijoa in the mid-palate and followed closely by frisky acidity, a dry, lengthy, textural finish. Clean, lime-laden and … Read More

Allan Scott Steytler Stellenbosch + Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

April 14, 2022By Yvonne

Allan Scott Steytler Stellenbosch + Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $16.99 A first for me, tasting a New Zealand-South Africa collab sauvignon, and it’s really really interesting. Both the Scott family in Marlborough and the Steytler family in Stellenbosch machine-harvested a parcel of sauvignon blanc at night and processed the juice into wine. Both wineries then … Read More

Tiraki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

April 3, 2022By Yvonne

Tiraki Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 It’s the clay-stacked soils of Marlborough’s Southern Valleys that injects the deep minerality and lemongrassy layers into this wine. Specialising in sauvignon blanc and pinot noir, this new wine brand is fast becoming one to watch. I love the leafy, grassy splash of fresh green herbs and lime zest … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

March 24, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Classic crushed jalapeno and basil washed down with passionfruit and lemon gelato is all the good stuff you’ll ever need in Marlborough sauvignon, and this has it in spades. Lashings of lemongrass flesh out the mid-palate and there’s a rich, multi-layered mid-palate punch and a super-stylish, herbaceous finish in … Read More

3Sixty2 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

March 16, 2022By Yvonne

3Sixty2 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 Named after the precious assortment of 362 vines in Sir James Busby’s collection from which he planted New Zealand’s first vineyard back in 1836 at Waitangi, 3Sixty2 is the brainchild of talented young winemaker, Alice Rule. Harvested in the cool of the night, this sauvignon blanc carries her unique … Read More

Rusty Bell Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

March 2, 2022By Yvonne

Rusty Bell Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 (cleanskin sample). Subtle lemongrass and lime leaf layers on the nose and palate, soft and herbaceous, with cushion-like texture on the palate. It’s showing a subtle green apple and lemon zest note on the finish, creating a gentle style that’s very food-friendly. Rusty Bell

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

February 20, 2022By Yvonne

Zephyr MKIII Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $32 Wow! Forget what you thought you knew about sauvignon blanc because winemaking wunderkind Ben Glover has somehow smashed together soft, creamy passionfruit curd, lemonade, fennel and feijoa to create a gently smoky, plush, tropically tasty thing that’s incredibly food-friendly. It’s a juicy, citrus-soaked and herb-edged sauvignon that’s fattened … Read More