Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most distinctive white wines you will try. Known for it’s powerful flavours and aromas, this wine has legions of fans the world over. We take a look at why the wine is so unique and a prestigious winery at Wine Palate offering top quality Marlborough wine.
Although winemaking in the Marlborough region dates back to the 1800′s, it was only after the succesful planting of the Sauvignon Blanc variety in the late 1980′s that the region was famed for it’s white wine. Located in the northeast area of the South Island, today the region represents almost two-thirds of the wine growing area of New Zealand and is widely regarded as the new world home of Sauvignon Blanc.
One of the wonders of winemaking is the fact that the same grape can produce a very different style of wine depending on the region where it is grown. Sauvignon Blanc is a widely planted varietal all over the world, however when grown in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, the outcome is something quite special. The contrast between hot sunny days and cool nights allows the winemakers to extend their ripening season for the grapes. This is not possible in other parts of the world and it is this, along with very fertile ground and the unique landscape that forms a perfect place for the grapes to grow. The resulting wines are unique with wonderful full flavors and aromas.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is known for it’s powerful, often aggressive flavours of green pepper and gooseberry. The best quality wines will however be more refined with well balanced flavours, none of which are overpowering.
Boutique Producers of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
A Marlborough winery of note at Wine Palate is Greywacke, producers of top quality Marlborough wines. Led by the highly acclaimed winemaker Kevin Judd, who was chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years, Greywacke has produced world class Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc since 2009. Greywacke Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is made in limited quantities from only the best quality fruit from low yielding vines. Using old winemaking techniques combined with modern techonology, Kevin’s focus is to produce fruit driven wines that are refined in style and very drinkable.
All Greywacke boutique wines including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are available to buy online at Wine Palate.
One of the most exciting wines of the new world, quality Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is worth discovering. Pop a few bottles in your case with your next online wine order, you won’t be disappointed.