About This Wine
This is not your typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Instead, it is a peach lovers delight. This pale-yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with peach pit and Meyer lemon bouquet with hints of violets. On the palate, this wine is crisp and has mouth-tingling acidity. It displays flavors of peach and pear that dominate along with a gentle minerality throughout. I also detected subtle hints of lime, pineapple and fresh crushed Thai basil in the background. This very good value Sauvignon Blanc would pair well with some brie and fruit salad on a warm summer day.
Wines of Hawke's Bay
The oldest wine producing region in New Zealand, Hawkes bay is located on the east coast of the North Island.
Hawkes bay is split into a few subregions, the most notable of these are Gimblett Gravels, Bridge Pa Triangle and Te Mata Special Character Zone. These subregions are known for producing some of the best reds in the country, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The top blends from these regions are on par with top level Bordeaux blends from around the world.
White wine is also produced in Hawke’s Bay, with Chardonnay in the lead in terms of volume with Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Viogner following behind.