New Zealand has written an important chapter in the history of the Sauvignon Blanc grape. Indeed, the story has improved over the last few decades as winemakers and farmers alike have made efforts to better understand this variety and continue to hone their craft. This Sauvignon Blanc from Black Cottage is expressive with a nose full of fresh yellow grapefruit, apricot, cucumber, gooseberry, and tomato leaf. The lively palate is packed full of citrus and stone fruits, white pepper flavors and a delicious line of salinity with a refreshingly dry finish. Most of the grapes for this Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from two different plots located in the heart of Wairau Valley in the Marlborough region. The stony soil and the long summer days present perfect growing conditions to harvest grapes with those classic punchy Marlborough characteristics.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Well-draining alluvial gravel and clay soils with essential diurnal temperatures.
Winemaker: David Clouston & Sanna Sander
Gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tank.
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most prominent and influential white grapes in the world. Apart from the Loire Valley in France where this grape originates, New Zealand has become the new home for this noble grape. Fun fact, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the ancestral grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, so that’s kind of wild! (Sauvignon means ‘wild’) Do you like the green notes in Sauvignon Blanc – fresh cut grass, cucumber, dried herbs, etc? These flavors come from compounds called pyrazines which are higher in Sauv Blanc than most other grape varieties
Try with Thai fish cakes, white fish, salads, and fresh summer vegetables.