Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.
A family owned estate, hidden in the heart of Marlborough New Zealand, one of the world’s purest wine regions. Six varieties of grapes are grown on over 160 hectares of pristine vineyards. It just so happens that they share the valley with a satellite communication station that finds the terroir perfect for spying too.
Lifted floral notes, guava and citrus. Palate: Distinctive flavours of passion fruit and white nectarine intermingled with layers of minerality, finishing with a fresh, mouth-watering acidity.
For a wine which is consistently good year on year, this is truly outstanding in the small but excellent 2021 vintage. This is a full, fresh and fruit-forward New Zealand sauvignon, with grapefruit, lime, nectarine and passionfruit aromas, while the palate is generous, juicy and refreshing.
SAUVIGNON BLANC – SPY VALLEY MARLBOROUGH 2021