Exciting news, Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has been released for your drinking pleasure!
Fairbourne regulars will know that restraint is the key influence of the Fairbourne winemaking philosophy. That’s one of the reasons we produce wines that are consistently reviewed as five-star offerings by the industry’s top wine experts. Here is Raymond Chan’s review for Fairbourne 2017…
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale green tints, lighter on the edge. The nose has an elegantly concentrated and taut core of aromatic gooseberries and fragrant white florals with an amalgam of fresh herbs, snow peas, unveiling cooler nettle and mineral notes. The aromatics are refined with a mouthwatering and penetrating intensity. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is sleek and finely concentrated with a heart of gooseberry fruit entwined with fresh herbs, nettles and cut-grass, unfolding white florals and minerals. The palate flows along a fine line with electric tension from the zesty acidity, leading to a lingering finish of gooseberries and nettles. This is a refined and elegantly concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry fruit and cool-spectrum notes, white florals and minerals on a racy palate. Serve with seafood and Pacific Rim fare over the next 2-3 years.
We can promise you, once again, a wine that is supple across the palate with a generous mouth-feel; together with vibrant and expressive fruit flavours leading to a smooth dry finish.
The 2017 vintage promises a delightful sensory experience for the drinker. You will enjoy a delicate floral aroma with white peach notes, and subtle mineral tones, while tasting stone fruit and citrus flavours.
As with all our vintages, we encourage you to enjoy Fairbourne 2017 with food. Fresh oysters and clams are a natural accompaniment to Sauvignon Blanc. Salmon pairs well with Fairbourne, as does a fresh, citrus drizzled salad with asparagus and feta. This is easy drinking wine, compatible with fresh and fragrantly spiced cuisine. Check out the back catalogue of recipes for some of our favourite ways to enjoy Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc. In the past, we’ve included some mid-week meals we regularly use at home, because we think you should be able to enjoy a glass of wine with supper every night!
For Fairbourne fans in the U.K., our 2017 vintage hasn’t quite hit your shores, it will be shipped over the next month and should hit the shelves of Majestic by the end of September. In the mean time you can still buy the well-reviewed 2016 wine HERE. As you’re having such a stellar summer, if you haven’t yet rolled out the barbecue, now’s the time to start! If you are pairing your feast with Fairbourne, think beyond the humble sausage and burger. Choose chicken, fish or seafood to delight your guests. This website features some awesome barbecue recipes.