We know it’s customary at this time of year to make a few resolutions, but at Fairbourne, we think those New Year’s pledges should be less about abstaining from the things you enjoy, and more about appreciating those things even more, thus ensuring your 2018 is a happy one! So with that in mind, we have three New Year’s Resolutions to help you relish every sip of your Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
- Resolve to ignore dry January – We’ve heard it’s become a thing…! No matter whether you’re in the Southern or Northern hemisphere January is a tricky time of year to go teetotal! If you’re in the Southern hemisphere you are mid-summer and with that comes all the social get-togethers of the season. If you’re in the Northern hemisphere, January is generally cold, dark and miserable, and taking away the treat of a tipple or two just makes it more melancholy! So rather than abstain altogether, choose to drink better and embrace quality over quantity, by selecting the very best Sauvignon Blanc. At Fairbourne we hand-pick our grapes from a single vineyard. Our wine is supple across the palate with a generous mouth-feel, the vibrant and expressive fruit flavours lead to a smooth dry finish. Fairbourne consistently achieves five-star reviews.
- Resolve to try new food and wine pairings – We believe that good wine is made to be drunk with good food! Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is extremely versatile. While it’s true that it pairs beautifully with seafood, fresh oysters, steamed mussels, and salmon. It also pairs with white meats like chicken and pork, and even if these are served with herb sauces or rubs the Sauvignon Blanc holds it own. The wine’s vibrant flavors also compliment spicy and ethnic cuisines.
- Resolve to let your wine evolve – Unlike many Sauvignon Blanc wines, Fairbourne 2016 will be as good, if not better by the end of this year, the year after, and the year after that! Raymond Chan recently re-reviewed our Fairbourne 13, it kept its five-star rating, and Raymond said it was… “better with bottle age.” Buy a case of Fairbourne, and drink a bottle on the same day each year for the next six years to see how gracefully the complex layers mature.
Here’s to a Happy New Year!