Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2018

$29.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

This quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is right on point with its tropical fruitiness – think guava, melon, lemon and lime, herbal whiffs and talc-like mineral sweetness. It’s pure, racy and packed with juiciness. If you’re after a young, fresh, zesty Sauvignon Blanc with squeaky acidity, you’ve come to the right place. The Dog Point boys have delivered yet again. Matches shell fish (particularly mussels and oysters), white meats and soft cheeses to a tee.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Brand Dog Point
Vintage 2018

Wines of Marlborough

Marlborough is at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island and is the leading region in the country, being responsible for 75% of NZ’s wine production and 85% of its exports. Marlborough is internationally renowned for its distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc, described by some wine writers such as Oz Clarke and George Taber as the best in the world. Australia being such a close neighbour, we get a great number of brands imported into the country.

Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough is grown on well-draining alluvial gravels, with large temperature fluctuations between day and night. These conditions are great for growing grapes that strike a perfect balance between ripeness and acidity. The result is sauvignon blanc that is aromatic, driven by tropical fruit flavours but also supported by an herbaceous and mineral character. Aussies often described Marlborough Savvy Blanc as full of passionfruit flavour.

Despite many consumers having an idea of what Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is, the wine is actually made in a wide range of different styles. Wine makers take advantage of different clones, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to give their wines nuance and differentiate their brand from one another. You may have had sauvignon blanc from Marlborough before, but it is always worth exploring some not so commercial brands if it is a style you enjoy.

Other varieties that are produced in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

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World Wine – Opens with that sexy, flinty, smoky scent, all crushed rocks and minerals amongst green melon, lime and lemon rind, floral things. The palate is tight, racy, scintillating for acidity and its, again, mineral-charged feel. Amongst the skeletal, mouthwatering feel, a drizzle of juiciness to keep you hounding at your glass. It’s pure, driven, ultra-refreshing, brilliant drinking.

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James Suckling – Pungent passion fruit and fragrant melon, Tahitian lime citrus, this really takes sauvignon to another place for Marlborough, exposing the edgy, exciting and minerally possibilities whilst embracing the rampant intensity of fruit. Great acid, mouth-watering from front to back. Drink now.

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