Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

April 17, 2021By Yvonne

Carrick Organic Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $25 Paired with Salmon, potato, green olive and fennel tray bake (dish issue 97 2021) It’s the piquancy (love that word) of the green olives and the herby-anise-y notes in the fennel which make this dish sing with the Carrick Central Otago Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($25). With lemongrass, … Read More

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

April 6, 2021By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $23 Certified organic and seriously smashable, this shiny new release from the Glover Family of the Dillons Point subregion, is a lipsmackingly lush, lemongrassy lovely that pings around the palate with basil, tomato leaf, red capsicum and a squeak of sexy, salty, upper-lip sweat. The acidity is zesty and … Read More

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

April 4, 2021By Yvonne

Tupari Boulder Rows Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $29.99 Classic floral, Awatere Valley sauvignon blanc here, a hint of barrel fermentation adds creamy complexity to a vein of lemongrass, basil, tomato stalk and sweet pea and passionfruit – it’s a stunning style loaded with sweet herbaceousness and delicious length of flavour. http://www.tupari.co.nz

The Hunting Lodge Home Block Waimauku Sauvignon Blanc 2019

April 1, 2021By Yvonne

The Hunting Lodge Home Block Waimauku Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $30 If you’re beady of eye and brainy of brain, you’ll notice that the Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine come from a site that began being planted back in 1979. So there could very well be wine from some of the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vines … Read More

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

March 9, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 ($19) Stop, drop and roll yourself over to the website and order this wine immediately because it is such an excellently wallet-friendly wine to pair with pretty much anything remotely seafoody. In fact, who needs food when you have Sauvignon Blanc this bodacious? Cheek-puckeringly crisp and juicy, … Read More

Lime Rock Coquina Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

March 7, 2021By Yvonne

Lime Rock Coquina Central Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $38 Coquina is the geological term for the soft limestone comprised of cemented shell fragments of bi-vales and molluscs that characterize the base rock which runs deep across the Lime Rock vineyards. They’re located a few kms inland from the town of Waipawa, en route to … Read More

Saint Clair Pioneer Block3 43 Degrees Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

February 17, 2021By Yvonne

Saint Clair Pioneer Block3 43 Degrees Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $28.90 If you could describe sauvignon blanc as being ‘silky’ then I’d be doing it as soon as you sip this new release from the sauvignon blanc braniac’s at Saint Clair. Sourced from a vineyard owned by Mark and Kate O’Sullivan that’s planted with rows … Read More

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

February 10, 2021By Yvonne

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $24 I love how the splashy-splash of semillon and the portions of barrel-fermented juice (20%) and wild-fermented juice ($39%) add enormous complexity to this excellent wine. Harvested from six different vineyards a whole 5 days earlier than any other Mahi harvest, the conditions were excellent, however the berries were much … Read More

Delta Hatters Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

February 7, 2021By Yvonne

Delta Hatters Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $29 After the first sniff and sip you’ll need to allow time for your face to adjust to the fact that your eyeballs have literally Ren & Stimpy’d on their stalks. What do I mean? Popped right out of their sockets. Ren & Stimpy? It’s a cartoon. From … Read More

Domain Road Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019

February 1, 2021By Yvonne

Domain Road Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $23 Central Otago has well and truly proven that Marlborough is not always the centre of the sauvignon blanc universe, meaning I’m well-chuffed to be able to bring you this absolute banger from Bannockburn. Planted in three locations, Templars Hill, Doctor’s Flat and on a corner of their … Read More