Today is one of our favourite days of the calendar year – it’s International Sauvignon Blanc Day! As a dedicated supplier of New Zealand wines, it’s no wonder why today is important to us, after all, Sauvignon Blanc is the flagship varietal of New Zealand.
With that in mind, there’s no better time to share with you a selection of our favourite Sauvignon Blancs:
Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - £12.99
Powerful and juicy, this Sauvignon Blanc from Villa Maria’s Marlborough vineyards is bursting with aromas of passionfruit, melon and wild nettle. Although citrusy, it contains notes of sweetness, perfectly softening its acidity.
Vidal Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - £13.99
Another of Marlborough’s finest, you can enjoy a generous taste of tropical fruit flavours with Vidal’s Sauvignon Blanc. Distinctive and vibrant, this wine expresses classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc characteristics whilst offering grassy notes and a crisp finish.
Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - £14.99
Made from fruit that was harvested in cool evening conditions and pressed immediately with minimal skin contact, Whitehaven’s Sauvignon Blanc evokes aromas of blackcurrant leaf, nettle and jalapeno. In addition, tropical notes of grapefruit, guava and passionate fruit add perfectly to this medium bodied wine that’s bursting with fragrant fruit flavours.
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - £18.99
Offering a salsa-like fusion of summer fruits and Asian spices, this distinctive Sauvignon Blanc from Greywacke features an epic combination of many flavours. Nectarines, peaches, melon, grapefruit and passionfruit intermingle with ginger, lemongrass, jasmine flowers and cassis to result in a ripe and zesty white that finishes crisp and dry.
Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - £18.99
Made from handpicked fruit from eight of Dog Point’s Marlborough vineyards, this perfumed Sauvignon Blanc features a combination of freshly squeezed citrus and dried herbs. Both juicy and fresh, this white wine is simple, classy and easy to drink.
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - £18.99
Grown in Marlborough’s lower Wairau region, Saint Clair’s Sauvignon Blanc offers a complex combination of aromas including blackcurrant, crushed herbs, mineral and wet stone. With a pleasant nose of fresh citrus fruits and grapefruit, this white wine is fresh, floral and zesty.
If you’re new to the wines of New Zealand, then we highly recommend you begin by trying some of their Sauvignon Blancs. You can find our selection of over 50 wines to choose from here.