Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc

Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc

A benchmark wine by which New World Sauvignons are judged.

Tasting Notes

A classic expression of the dry, gooseberry, grass, and passion fruit style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Clean and crisp it is bursting with a flinty minerality with flavours of grapefruit, gooseberry, herbs and white stone fruit. Expressive on the palate, finishing with great length. This fashionable white wine is a benchmark by which New World Sauvignons are judged.

Food

A good accompaniment to fish, shellfish, grilled vegetables, and asparagus.

Price:

£15.95

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Description

Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc

Region

The northern tip of South Island has become New Zealand`s most important wine region since sheep farming and cherry orchards were first replaced with vineyard in the 1970s. Much of the land is alluvial river basin with well-drained soils that provide an ideal environment for pungent, grassy Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir from the more suitable clay slopes and Pinot Gris are also proving world-beaters.

Producer

Wairau River wines take their name from the river that runs through the heart of the Marlborough wine region. (Wairau is Maori for `many waters`). The Rose family were pioneers in planting vines in the 1970s and after originally selling the grapes to other wineries (like Cloudy Bay) they launched their own label in the early 1990s. Today their foresight has created a very successful company that remains family-owned and run. Wairau River is one of the largest independent wine estates in Marlborough, and the range of elegant wines is characteristically expressive of its Marlborough roots.

Tasting Notes

A classic expression of the dry, gooseberry, grass, and passion fruit style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Clean and crisp it is bursting with a flinty minerality with flavours of grapefruit, gooseberry, herbs and white stone fruit. Expressive on the palate, finishing with great length. This fashionable white wine is a benchmark by which New World Sauvignons are judged.

Food

A good accompaniment to fish, shellfish, grilled vegetables, and asparagus.

Media

Wine Spectator 90 points. Sam Kim 95 points and International Wine Show 2021 Gold Medal.

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Allergen Info

Contains sulphites

Bottle Size

75cl

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