Chateau Garage Orca Corca Bianco 2023

3 May 2024By Yvonne

Chateau Garage Orca Corca Bianco 2023 $35 A brand new style from viticulturist-turned-winemaker Ollie Powrie and his tiny team at Chateau Garage, the Orca Corca is sauvignon blanc but not as you’d know it. Sourced from an organic site located out in Maraekakaho, west of Hastings, the fruit was hand harvested and the juice was … Read More

Villa Maria Taylors Pass Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

2 May 2024By Yvonne

Villa Maria Taylors Pass Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $30 Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc has its own signature. Florals, fresh nettles, white peach, green apple and bruised basil assail the nostrils and roar around the gums. It’s fresh yet gentle on the palate, so if you’re not a fan of squinty acidity then you’re in luck … Read More

Bryterlater Still Life North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2022

13 March 2024By Yvonne

Bryterlater Still Life North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $39.99 With its scorched capsicum nose, compacted lawn clippings, bruised basil and lime layers on the nose and palate, it’s a complex, high-acid, fun, feral style. Barrel fermented then aged on lees for a further 10 months, the clear wine then has a portion of its lees … Read More

Čuvar Iris Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

20 February 2024By Yvonne

Čuvar Iris Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $26 Deep in the Awatere Valley there’s a vineyard called Ballochdale, located at the lofty heights of 300m above sea level. It’s a special spot where sauvignon blanc grapes thrive and produce bright, lemony-fresh, penetrating wines with melon, bruised basil and green capsicum complexity. It’s a style championed … Read More

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

20 December 2023By Yvonne

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $23 A classically punchy sauvignon from one of Marlborough’s much-loved producers. Founded in 1994 by Greg and Sue White, Whitehaven is known for its ability to turn out sauvignon with flavour intensity and personality year after year. Crunchy lemon and lime layers wrap around passionfruit, jalapeno and bruised basil to … Read More

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

6 December 2023By Yvonne

Whitehaven Block 11 Barrel Fermented Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $32 How excellent that the team at Whitehaven have chosen to launch their new Single Vineyard series with the release of a shiny new barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc. Fruit from their Paul’s Road vineyard has been wild fermented and aged for 13 months in old French Oak … Read More

Smith and Sheth Cru Wairau Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

9 November 2023By Yvonne

Smith and Sheth Cru Wairau Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $30 Deeply complex aromas of jalapeno, bruised basil, lemongrass, fresh sweat and preserved lemon lead to a palate holding a creamy, peachy, soothing character, homemade lemonade and soft nettle notes. Serve chilled to highlight the florals. Smith & Sheth

Montana M Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

8 November 2023By Yvonne

Montana M Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 $16 Roaring with ripe citrus, passionfruit and beautiful bruised basil aromas, but leaning toward the lemongrass and jalapeno end of the flavour spectrum, this is a multilayered example that’ll serve great sippage for any scorching day. Hint’s of lime and white pepper merge with green apple on the finish … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2023

8 November 2023By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $23 Well if someone went ahead and created a lemon, lime and peach gelato then that’s exactly what this shiny-bright sauvignon smells like. From a tricky vintage comes a wine with intensely fruity layers that erupt with a fruit salad of tropical and citrus aromas and flavours, it’s a ripe, … Read More

Yealands Babydoll Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

30 October 2023By Yvonne

Babydoll Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023 $15-$18 If the tornado of jalapeno, basil and lime leaf lifting towards your nostrils doesn’t wow you, then the brisk, bracing, burst of lemongrass, white peach, passionfruit and lime gelato-like flavours should knock your knickerbockers off. Named after the diminutive heritage-breed sheep from the South Down hills of England’s Sussex … Read More