There’s no doubt about it; New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has certainly tantalised the taste buds of the world. A flagship varietal that represents New Zealand in many overseas markets its popularity knows no bounds. Two years ago in the U.K., a survey of 400,000 people found the grape comes top in every British town, city and county – except (for some reason) Berkshire. Its fast rise up the hit parade in the U.S. show it to be a very serious contender to the housewife’s favourite, Chardonnay.
The popularity of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc can be attributed to many things, it has a versatility with food that makes it easy to pair with dinner party favourites, and of course it has a tantalising fresh acidity that is quite unique.
But how do you pick a superior Sauvignon Blanc? You pick Fairbourne of course! This is what makes it stand out from the crowd…
Fairbourne Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, is terroir inspired from a single vineyard. What does that mean? Well, it 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 are hand-picked for elegant and refined flavours.
Fairbourne Premium Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, is hand 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. Sauvignon Blanc grapes have very “wild / savage” characters. Hand harvesting lessens juice contact with the more aggressive and phenolic characters of crushed skins, bunch stalks and petioles. Therefore, hand harvested grapes can produce a more focussed aroma spectrum and better express the nuances of the vineyard with a clear and powerful varietal expression.
Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc consistently earns 5* reviews. Bob Campbell – Master of Wine, Sam Kim and Raymond Chan have all scored five out of the previous six vintages with five stars. Reviews just in for the 2016 vintage are all 5* reviews.
Bob Campbell says impressive purity.
Raymond Chan describes it as sheer finesse.
Sam Kim extols its seductive savoury nuances.
Michael Cooper reckons it’s one of the best yet!
Read the latest reviews in full HERE.
Head to your local Majestic Wines store in the UK to find Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc.