This wine shows an array of fruit characters, ranging from citrus through to tropical notes. This is complemented by some secondary characters from the natural yeast ferments and also some barrel aging. The palate has an elegant
structure with a creamy, textural mid-palate and a long finish.
A complex bouquet of ripe exotic fruits with undertones of freshly roasted hazelnuts and buttery brioche. Full and luscious with toasted white peach and malo-lactic fermentation derived qualities of butterscotch and vanilla. Ripe citrus notes enlivens the mid-palate with juicy acidity, giving structure and a lingering palate presence.
Lime zest and citrus blossom fragrance sit atop a richer element of pink grapefruit and musky, tropical fruit flavour whilst vineyard provenance shines through with signature minerally undertones and vivid, citrus - tinged acids
First Frost packs all that crisp, zesty, fruity Sauvignon Blanc goodness that Marlborough is all about - and wait, there's more. We know that these days you've got a lot going on and sometimes you don't want your glass of Sauvy to weigh you down. So we've made this Sauvignon Blanc 25% lighter in alcohol and calories so you can enjoy every sip, without it going to your hips. Cheers to that!
Matua Land & Legend Marlborough Sav Blanc 750ml:
Sauvignon Blanc has legendary status here at Matua. That's because back in 1974 the Spence Brothers produced NZ's first Sauvignon Blanc. Since then it's become world famous. We like to do the grape and our heritage justice by selecting a few of the most expressive parcels for our Lands & Legends Marlborough Sauvy to craft a truly unique, multi-layered and oh-so-delicious Sauvignon Blanc.
FOOD MATCHES: Sweet Wild Onion & Cauliflower Soup
Matua Regional Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc:
Here at Matua, Sauvignon Blanc is pretty special. That's because back in 1974, we produced NZ's very first Sauvignon Blanc. 10 years later, we were making it in Marlborough. Now, Marlborough Sauvy is world famous for its unique, fresh flavours. For this wine, we've chosen grapes from across Marlborough, giving you the best crisp and tropical flavours Marlborough has to offer all in one sip!
Food Matches: Simon's Summer Lemon and Prawn Risotto
The grapes for this delicious Sauvignon Blanc were sourced predominantly from the cooler elevated terraces of the Crownthorpe district of Hawkes Bay, located a little inland at the upper reaches of the Ngaruroro River, and a smaller portion from the much admired Awatere region of Marlborough. They were harvested at ideal ripeness between 14th and 20th April 2014 in optimal condition and at the height of flavour development.
On arrival at the winery, the grapes were immediately pressed off their skins and the juice cool tank fermented to retain its fresh fruity character and lively acidity that this variety is classically renowned for. It was then allowed to rest on lees for a short period after ferment for enhanced complexity, before the wine was lightly fined and filtered. Then bottled under screw cap October and December 2014.
This classic Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc has been crafted in an off-dry style, brimming with flavours and aromas of passionfruit and tropical stonefruit with a dash of lime. It is deliciously appealing on its own or matched with seafood and Asian style dishes.
The colour is pale straw. The bouquet has gooseberry, passion fruit
and grapefruit aromas. In the mouth the wine is crisp and textural from
the ageing on lees. The palate has a full varietal impact and the
intense fruit on the mid-palate leads to a dry, clean finish. This is a
stylish wine with character and complexity.
The colour is pale yellow with green tints. On the nose there is spice, lime, guava and some pineapple notes. The palate is bone dry, showing fresh acidity. The fruit is good on the palate and leads to a full, clean and long, dry finish. This is a classical barrel-aged style ideally suited towards a good food match.
This crisp & zingy sauvignon blanc is packed full of gooseberry and bright citrus aromas, and when you take a sip there is delicious citrus and herbaceous notes, with a lovely crisp acidity – just an explosion of flavour. Exactly how a sauvignon blanc from marlborough should be, it’s mouthwateringly good. Best enjoyed with family and friends.
The superb minerality lends itself to fresh nz seafood dishes or even fragrant asian cuisine. If you are looking for a lighter match for a hot summer’s day, a walnut, pear, blue cheese and rocket salad, would work well too.
Fruit of exceptional ripeness and flavour was harvested from our Stone Creek Vineyard producing a wonderful classic Marlborough Pinot Noir. Aromas of black cherries with underlying Black Doris plums and vanilla beans take a sensual journey along the nasal passage. A silky palate envelopes the tongue like a satin sheet. Cherries predominate with subtle earthy forest floor, truffle and mushroom notes creating interest.A long smooth finish completes theexperience, leaving the taster relaxed and content, yet craving more. A wine of passion for passionate people. Enjoy with roasted red meats. May be cellared for 4 - 6 years.
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