At Fairbourne, as specialist producers of premium hand-picked Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc we’re clearly in love with the vibrant and expressive fruit flavours this grape varietal yields. It seems that the Brits agree with us! A survey of 400,000 people, carried out earlier this year, found that Sauvignon Blanc wine is the top choice of tipple in every British town, city and county, bar one.
So why is the variety so greatly favoured? Well we think one answer lies in the wine’s versatility.
If you’re looking for the perfect wine to take to a dinner or lunch party look no further than Sauvignon Blanc. It has the capacity to honour plain, simple seafood, fresh oysters and steamed mussels, as well as salmon. Pair it 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. So whatever your hosts have on the menu a good bottle of Sauvignon Blanc will go down a treat.
Additionally the wine can be served as an apéritif, it can take centre stage or accompany the cheese course… Goat cheese, a delicious Chevre, and Sauvignon Blanc, is a match made in heaven.
The particular joy of Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which also makes it the perfect wine to gift to your hosts, is its consistency. Fairbourne is terroir inspired from a single hillside vineyard, and regularly receives 5 star reviews!
Now is the perfect time to tuck away a case of Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, safe in the knowledge that you will be able to turn up to enter the festive occasions that you’re invited to with your head held high and safe in the knowledge that your wine won’t be the last bottle standing!