Marlborough, New Zealand New Zealand’s flagship South Island Sauvignon Blanc region. The syle is wry, vibrant, aromatically exuberant.
Bottle to buy:Huia Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Winemaker Mike Allan makes this classic zippy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (gooseberries, grapefruit)
From The Wall Street Journal
“Two estate vineyards provide grapes for the Huia Sauvignon Blanc. The stony sandy loam soils of the Huia vineyard offer a tropical fruit profile while the clay-based soils of our Winsome vineyard provide herbaceous notes, lime and minerality to the wine.
Around ten percent of the juice undergoes natural fermentation in a mixture of neutral to new French oak. The wine fermented through to a dry style. Elderflower, red bell pepper, and nettles lift the nose; the palate is fine, well balanced and shows classical minerality.”