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Mission Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

NZ$15

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.

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Pegasus Bay Sauvignon/ Sémillon 2016

NZ$32

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.

NEWS AND EVENTS

New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival (Auckland)

New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival 10 June 2019

2019 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

Go to Advanced Wine Search to search the latest wine reviews from New Zealand Wines 2019, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide.

Homegrown rosé: The best of New Zealand’s pink wine

More people are reaching for a home-grown tinted tipple of rosé. 18 January, 2018