Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc


Sauvignon Blancs is a grape variety which originally originates from the Bordeaux and Loire Valley regions of France. This grape is now planted in many other wine regions including Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil and California. Sauvignon Blanc's flavor can range from grassy to sweet depending on the climate in which it is grown and also when it is farmed. Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand is said to be 'crisp, elegant and fresh' due to the maritime climate.

New Zealand has ten major wine producing areas which are Northland, Auckland, Waikato / Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago. Sauvignon Blanc is most famously grown in Marlborough. New Zealand's Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is wine unlike any other. Its cool nights and hot days help the grape ripen slowly at a steady pace creating a perfect ripening environment. It is also grown in the free draining alluvial loams over the gravelly subsoil in the Wairau and Awatere also creating ideal ripening condition.

Marlborough today is most famous for its Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs stealing its title from France. The grape grown here has the best taste from all Sauvignon Blanc's put together. It is crisp, and is medium to high in acidity to cleanse the pallet, combined with a grassy, ​​herby, and gooseberry flavors. It also has aromas of grapefruit, green melon, and freshly cut grass. This wine is great with oily-based dishes like fish and salad. Wine critics have said that Sauvignon Blanc is best grown in the Marlborough region of New Zealand and that no other country could match its taste.


Source by Andrew Roberts