New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is the white wine grape variety that put Marlborough on the international wine map. The Marlborough wine region, at the northern tip of the South Island, has the reputation as one of the great Sauvignon Blanc regions of the world. Originating from western France, Sauvignon Blanc is now New Zealand’s most planted variety and is successfully grown throughout all its wine regions.

The Sauvignon Blanc’s produced in the North Island tend to be softer and less herbaceous than those grown in the South Island. Most of Marlborough’s Sauvignon Blanc’s display the pungent, grassy green flavours that the international wine community associate with the New Zealand style.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc’s are normally produced un-oaked and comes with a variety of flavours and aromas from blackcurrant leaf, capsicum and asparagus to green apples, gooseberries, nectarine and passion fruit.

Sauvignon is a relatively robust, vigorous vine adapting readily to all kinds of growing environments. Its early ripening period allows it to grow in relatively cool climates while its naturally high acidity allows it to retain a level of freshness even in warmer regions. However, a cooler terroir with persistent bright sunshine and a dry harvest period achieves the true, forward zing that best characterizes Sauvignon Blanc wine.

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Ata Rangi Sauvignon Blanc 2018

$25.00 $23.75

On the nose, there’s an enticing mix of spiced apple pie, cut grass, melon and fennel seed. Through the palate, the on-skins and whole bunch portions add texture and weight, with notes of candied lemon and cardamom; a fresh, tangy entry which develops into a creamy, savoury finish. Cellaring potential now and next 10 years.

94 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, March 2018

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Babich Wines Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$24.00 $21.60

Pretty nose combines floral notes with lime, lemon and orange. Citrus notes persist on the palate with a good dollop of slate/mineral. Juicy green fruits and spice linger on the crisp finish. Enjoyable on release will benefit from moderate aging. Try with BBQ’d prosciutto wrapped scallops drizzled with mandarin infuse olive oil.

SILVER MEDAL – New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016

4 STARS – Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s 2017 Buyers Guide

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Cable Bay Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$24.00 $21.60

This is a complex and vibrant wine, conveying all the characteristics of a faultless  growing season by the Awatere river. Rocket flowers, passionfruit, papaya, lime  and smokey chicory aromas come together to form a wonderful nose. The palate is finely textured, with a chalky mineral element giving it maximum dimension, focused acidity and great overall balance. Refreshing and fulfilling, it is a lovely expression of our vineyard. Match with South East Asian style dishes, fresh and vibrant flavours.

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Cable Bay Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$29.00 $26.10

PPapaya, gooseberry, vanilla and guava aromas all come together in a striking fusion with hints of flinty struck match. The palate has a lovely toasty backbone surrounded by zesty acidity, pith like phenolics and nice fruit weight through the mid-palate. The finish goes on and on for miles, I can still taste it now; 10 minutes later. This fumé blanc style sauvignon makes its own rules; the freshly pressed tuxedo might be a classic, but the shoes are Converse.  Suits any occasion, but pairs particularly well with seafood dishes.  Enjoy now and for the next 5-10 years.

4.5 STARS – Bob Campbell, September 2017

5 STARS – Sam Kim, June 2017

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Cottier Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$21.00 $18.90

Dry on the palate, this wine has crisp, bracing acidity, cool herbaceous fruit flavours, along with gooseberry and passionfruit notes and asparagus-like nuances. Good depth and gentle textured, drying finish. Serve with antipasto and shellfish. Excellent for drinking now and will maintain its quality for up to five years.

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Craggy Range Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$23.00 $20.70

Pale lemon straw. Vibrant aromas of nectarine, green apple, honeysuckle and a hint of nettle. Lovely precision on the palate with a core of zesty fruit and a long satisfyingly dry textural finish. Food match with Seafood.  Cellaring from 1 to 4 years.

4.5 STARS – New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Tasting – Cuisine Magazine, January 2018

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Domain Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015

$24.00 $21.60

The Sauvignon Blanc shows attractive aromas of pink grapefruit, gooseberry, pineapple and hints of capsicum on the nose.  A mouth filling wine with good weight and texture on the palate, well balanced with great length on the finish. Food matches, fish and seafood.

4 STARS – Raymond Chan

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Folium Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$25.00 $22.50

Hand-picked and matured on its yeast lees for up to eight months, it is not highly aromatic, but weighty and sweet-fruited, with melon, lime and slight passionfruit flavours. A restrained style, it offers very satisfying drinking, with a touch of complexity and excellent mouthfeel, delicacy and depth.

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Forrest Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014

$23.00 $20.70

Alive to your senses with the flavours of grapefruit, elderflower, lemon thyme and passionfruit. It’s refreshing to taste and shows a weighty textural palate, with that distinctive Wairau river “wet stone” minerality and a crisp lingering finish. A classic Sauvignon Blanc that has been crafted to flourish with time and to which I’m proud to give my name.

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Framingham Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$26.00 $23.40

A classic Marlborough style with a mineral edge. Delivers punchy varietal characters of passion fruit, grapefruit and redcurrant.

Texture is enhanced by some barrel ferment and our signature mineral finish is retained.

5 STARS – Raymond Chan, www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz, December 2017

94/100 – Bob Campbell, www.bobswinereviews.com, November 2017

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Hunter’s Sauvignon Blanc 2017

$21.00 $19.95

Sauvignon Blanc has been a flagship wine for Hunter’s since the very beginning in 1979. This is the variety that introduced Hunter’s and New Zealand wine to the world back in 1986 at the Sunday Times Wine Festival in London.

Classically Marlborough, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc immediately shows passionfruit and ripe tropical fruit aromas with a touch of herbaceous capsicum. It has a very refreshing multi-layered palate of citrus and tropical fruits. These flavours and aromas leave a fresh lingering finish on the palate making it a full satisfying wine with balanced acidity.

5 STARS – Peter Saunders, Independent Author & Journalist, October 2017


4 STARS – Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, October 2017

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Hunter’s Stoneburn Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$20.00 $18.00

This 2015 Sauvignon Blanc has intense aromas of tropical fruits balanced with fresh herbaceous notes. The palate is well-structured and refreshing, crisp with great acidity. This classic herbaceous and tropical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, the wine carries on long through the palate.

5 STARS & BEST BUY – Cuisine Magazine, Issue 174, Jan-Feb 2016

BRONZE – New Zealand International Wine Show 2015

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Johanneshof Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$26.00 $23.40

This Sauvignon Blanc displays a tropical bouquet with guava and passion fruit. The palate has a crisp acidity with tropical flavours following through from the bouquet. A moreish crisp finish with a hint of residual sugar.

4.5 Stars – Wine Orbit

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Locharburn Sauvignon Blanc 2016

$26.00 $23.40

This wine shows attractive lifted fruit aromas of gooseberry, citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of herbaceousness – typical of Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc. These characters follow through on the palate, which has good weight and texture, persistent fruit and a pleasant mineral consistency. The wine has a hint of spiciness from partial fermentation in oak, making it ideal to enjoy with food.