Category Archives: sauvignon blanc

The Chosen One?

That Marlborough sauvignon blanc is the engine room of the country’s wine is a given. But in a typically New Zealand fashion, we seem to both be extremely proud and incredibly dismissive of the grape and style.

2009 Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

It seems fashionable to sneer at Marlborough sauvignon blanc (and curiously, this is usually done by pinot gris drinkers); certainly the region is struggling with the issues of managing supply with demand and preserving the integrity of its name.  But it cannot be denied that without the region and variety, New Zealand would not enjoy… Read More »

Subtle Sauvignon Blanc

There is no doubt that NZ can make world class sauvignon blanc and winemakers have perfected the art of producing vibrant, immensely flavourful sauvignons brimming over with passionfruit and gooseberry flavours.  But winemakers are a restless bunch, always looking for a new challenge, and there is a growing number keen to see where they can… Read More »