Sauvignon Blanc: dependable, versatile when it comes to food pairings, and perfect for quaffing with friends and family. Order it and you know you won’t be disappointed.
The beauty of this easy-drinking wine lies in its high acidity, medium body and defining notes of gooseberry, elderflower, passionfruit and grapefruit, balanced with nettle, grass and green capsicum herbal notes. Cooler climates tend to result in higher concentrations of fruity flavours, giving more herbaceous wines, such as those from Marlborough in New Zealand.
Here’s four wines you simply have to try:
State of Light Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($23): People are now looking for lighter options when it comes to their favourite wines and the team from State of Light have created a wine that’s lower in calories and alcohol but doesn’t compromise on taste.
Round Theory Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($23): Consciously crafted from the ground up to have a positive impact on the plant, Round Theory was designed for wine lovers who want to make a more environmentally friendly decision. Round Theory is proudly climate positive and supports a number of programs within CarbonClick.
Crafters Union Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($20): The Crafters Union are a group of winemakers with the desire to create something a little unique. They are passionate about making the wines you drink even more memorable than the way they look.
Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($22): Kim Crawford make one of Marlborough’s benchmark Sauvignon Blanc and has amassed international wine awards for years. This classic Marlborough Sauvignon has aromas of lifted citrus, tropical fruit and crushed herbs. On the palate it’s fresh, juicy with a vibrant acidity and plenty of weight and length. Ripe, tropical fruit sing through for this wine.
The Weekender has two Sauvignon Blanc prize packs to give away. For your chance to win one, send an email to [email protected] with ‘Sav’ in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your contact details. Entries close Monday, June 21 and the winners will be notified by email. Terms and conditions are available here or Weekender reception. Only those over 18 are permitted to enter.