Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

November 14, 2021By Yvonne

Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $20 Imagine flinging some basil, lime zest, peapods, passionfruit pulp, lemongrass and tomato leaves into the kitchen whizz, blitzing it all up and slathering it all over your visage like a citrusy, herbaceous beauty mask. It’ll lift the jowels, close the pores, tighten the cheeks, and elevate the eyebrows … Read More

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $25 Crafted from fruit grown in their Corners, Orchard and Brookby Springs vineyards, this organic sauvignon blanc is all sorts of delicious. Plumped with punchy passionfruit, lemongrass, bruised basil and buckets of citrus, it’s intensely vibrant and bursting with fruit sweetness and crunchy acidity. Softly herbaceous and … Read More

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

Rock Ferry The Corners Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $30 If you thought all Marlborough sauvignon blanc was squint-inducingly acidic and packed with passionfruit, then wrap your tonsils around this organic example from Rock Ferry will rock you sideways. It’s softly-styled, showing lemon pith and lime blossom characters, peach and even a tweak of caramelisation … Read More

The Flying Winemaker Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020

November 5, 2021By Yvonne

The Flying Winemaker Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $20 Wairarapa sauvignon blanc is seriously underrated in my book. Its distinctive lemongrass, soft herb, citrus and sweetpea signature is evident in this example by winemaker Eddie McDougall. Juicy, plush and layered with lemon and apple characters, it’ll bring the grins. Gladstone Vineyard

Mud House Woolshed Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

November 4, 2021By Yvonne

Mud House Woolshed Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021 $22.99 Classic mouthfilling sauvignon here, loaded with lemon, lime, soft green herbs, peach and passionfruit, it’s that style that’ll absolutely please the crowds and deliver fruit-induced smiles until the bottle’s gone. Crunchy-fresh and beautifully balanced, it has mid-palate power and flavours that linger long. Nicely made indeed. … Read More

Pegasus Bay Finale Waipara Noble Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019

November 2, 2021By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Finale Waipara Noble Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $42 Only made when the gods of noble rot feel so inclined to touch the vines with their fungal fingers, this dangerously delicious dessert wine is all kinds of evil on the sweet sensation front. Awash with toffee apple, candied citrus, dried mango and acres of … Read More

Alexia Restless Boy Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020

October 10, 2021By Yvonne

Alexia Restless Boy Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $25 As the mother of a son, I totally identify with winemaker Jane Cooper’s comparison between this wine made up of loads of different techniques and styles, with her son being a ‘walking weather system’ and her young family bringing together the “big, beautiful, fragile messiness of life”. … Read More

Butterworth Estate Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

October 9, 2021By Yvonne

Butterworth Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $29 Martinborough sauvignon blanc is one of the most underrated wines in our fair land. Delicately floral and foisting soft, lemongrassy loveliness up the nostrils, the Butterworth’s have perfected the mineral-centric, apple blossom bodaciousness that Te Muna terraces sauvignon is all about. Crisp, luscious, clean and to use a corporate … Read More

Bleasdale The Wild Pear Langhorne Creek Sauvignon Blanc Verdelho 2021

October 8, 2021By Yvonne

Bleasdale The Wild Pear Langhorne Creek Sauvignon Blanc Verdelho 2021 $19 There are wild pear trees growing beside the oldest vines on the Bleasdale Estate that’ve been there for so long, no-one actually knows their age. Verdelho grown in Langhorne Creek tends to take on a pear-like perfume and that merges magically with the tropical … Read More

Map Maker Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

October 8, 2021By Yvonne

Map Maker Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020$18 The steampunky-style fantastical flying machine on the label offers a clue that this sauvignon is a tad left of centre and rebellious. Sauvignon fans will love its green capsicum, lemongrass and luscious lime characters while being tickled by its perfectly prickly textures and herbaceous finish. Land ho! Map Maker