New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

This week I read an article from the fantastic Fiona Beckett on New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc. It’s true that it accounts for 85% of his wine export business, but that’s due in large to having the perfect climate, soil and conditions to grow this ever popular variety. The article outlines some Sauvignon’s to keep your eye on and it made me think of one of our absolute favourite New Zealand winemakers, who just so happens to produce some of the finest Sauvignon Blanc we’ve ever tasted.

A Picture of a New Zealand Bush Fire

International Sauvignon Blanc day will be celebrated on the 26th of April this year and we’ll be championing many old and new world varieties, none more so than this offering from Forrest who reside in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, famous for producing some of the finest wines in Oceania.

Belmonte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Introducing Dr. John Forrest – New Zealand’s Winemaker of the Year 2000 and still raking in the awards. If you’re a fan of Cloudy Bay a) this is the same grape variety, b) it is made next door, c) you can actually buy it! This has a price tag that would make most of its neighbours blush and is so good that we bought the lot! Drink chilled when you want to… chill.

“Making wine is a very personal endeavour, yet one winemakers love to share. For me, winemaking combines my exuberant personality and scientist’s love of experimentation with a continuous quest to capture the best the land, the vines and the vintage have to offer. The result is a collection of wines with great integrity and purity of flavour, which clearly reflect their sense of place. I am proud to share these wines with you.” – John Forrest


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