Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has developed a fantastic reputation over the last 20 years or so and I’ve always been a huge fan of the wines that are made there. The current economic climate has had an affect there unfortunately and as a result there is quite a lot of wine that they are struggling to sell.Read More
You may have seen a lot of it being discounted in multiples as the wineries of New Zealand sell off their wine cheap as it gets older.</p> Approach with caution! A lot of this is too old and lacking that zippy, fresh flavour that has made them so popular. MSB came to us at an attractive price and it did cross my mind that it may fall into this category. I was delighted when it displayed the freshness we have come to love, and at such a reasonable price too. Don’t be fooled by cut-price.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is known the world over for the intensity, clarity and range of its flavours. It fills the mouth and excites the senses and at its best there is nothing quite like it. Oak is sometimes used but never to the detriment of the natural attributes of the grape. For the most part it is meant to be drunk young to
retain these flavours which fade with time.
This wine was created by a chap called Adam Hazledine whose family winery has been going since 1916. An interesting fact about Pinot Noir in Marlborough is that in order to be called Pinot Noir it only has to contain 80% of the grape variety. This allows the wines to be given extra body by adding other grape varieties into the blend. In this case the composition is 86% Pinot Noir, 12% Syrah and 2% Malbec.