I’ll be the first person to admit that I don’t drink a great deal of white wine. When relaxing after a day at work; I’ll always reach for the reds. However with the weather improving and the diet changing to match the summer, I’ll soon start to work some wonderful whites into my diet. When choosing wines to match the food I enjoy the most, Sauvignon Blanc is always high on the agenda, mainly because the acidity contained in Sauvignon matches the oily fish I like to slap on the BBQ this time of the year.
When looking for a good wholesome Sauvignon you could elect to stay closer to home by looking to the Sancerre in the Loire region in France. Here is where Sauvignon planted its roots and started to shine. However personally, I like my whites with a little more fruit, a little more burst and a little more ZING! So I always pop New Zealand into the search when looking for a top-class Sauvignon. Quite honestly, ‘Kiwi Style Sauvignon’ is perfect for the summer months and won’t disappoint, it’s pure class all the way.
The Kiwi’s decided to put their own stamp on this classic variety in the 1980’s, and they really perfected the style in the 90’s, particularly in the Marlborough region located in the northeast of the South Island. Wines from Marlborough will now cost you a little extra because of the acclaim they have received, however there is still a lot of value to be found around the region and the country as a whole.
Why do I love these wines so much? They have all the acidity of a classic Sauvignon, just with a lot more fruit. We’re talking your tropical fruit flavours, pineapple and grapefruit along with grassy notes and some asparagus, gooseberry tones. It’s mouth-watering and refreshing and absolutely delicious. From our range, I highly recommend the Belmonte Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, well over 1,000 customer ratings on the site and standing firm with 4/5 stars, you won’t be disappointed.