Mission Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Looking for a punchy, top value Sauvignon Blanc? Estate-grown in the Awatere Valley, this is an aromatic, strongly herbaceous style, with penetrating, green capsicum-like flavours, and a sliver of sweetness to balance its mouth-watering acidity. Fresh and grassy, it’s full of youthful impact and bargain-priced.
Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/ Sémillon 2016
This terrific wine is a traditional white Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, harvested from 30 year-old vines at Waipara, in North Canterbury, and partly barrel-fermented. Still youthful, it is mouthfilling, with a strong surge of ripe, tropical fruit flavours, showing lovely vibrancy and complexity, and a dry, very long finish.