If you thought Sauvignon Blanc was a wine that needed to be quaffed within a month of stashing the bottles in your wine rack, then think again… Because at Fairbourne, our premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, unlike many Sauvignon Blanc wines, will be as good, if not better if you decide to cellar it… Raymond Chan recently re-reviewed our Fairbourne 13, it kept its five-star rating and Raymond said it was… “better with bottle age.”
So why is that?
Our wine is naturally lower in sugar, and less acidic, so the complex layers mature gracefully.
Fairbourne Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, is terroir inspired from a single vineyard. Which means it tastes like no other Sauvignon Blanc you will have tried because the ancient clay gravel soils where the vines grow, define its unique style.
The grapes used to make Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc are hand-picked for elegant and refined flavours. Most new world Sauvignon Blanc, including Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, is machine harvested. The difference between hand harvested Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and that harvested by machine is monumental. Flavour and palate texture from hand harvested Sauvignon Blanc is far more expressive and the wine has greater length.
And then of course there is the magic that Sarah works… Sarah has a reputation for making wines described as stunning and elegant with great finesse… And that means they age well!
You can cellar a Fairbourne Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for up to ten years. A great way to discover how a really good Sauvignon Blanc matures is to sample our Vertical Tasting Case, buy yours HERE.
We have limited edition cellared library stock from 2008 onwards that we are now ready to release for your drinking pleasure! We can put together a mixed case to your specification and of any combination of vintages, you would like, please contact us to find out more.