Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand (South Island)
Sauvignon Blanc greets you first off but this character is exuberant and boisterous.
A lusciously round figure that loves perfume and walks boldly wafting sniffs of grapefruit and pineapple in her wake.
She is a lovely and engaging dinner guest with quite a lot to say, dry acidic wit, and a full bodied laugh.
Lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple and warmed honey. She loves to go with cheeses.
You can order this wine here: www.wairauriverwines.com/ordering.html
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#SauvBlanc Day is finally here!
Let’s raise a glass or two of our favourite Sav to viticulture and winemaking crews out there who spent the last weeks harvesting and processing grapes so that we can enjoy the fruits of their labour in a few weeks time.
Sauvignon Blanc happens to be my favourite varietal and I’m not only saying it because it’s #SauvBlanc Day today. It’s the wine which turned me from a good German beer drinker into a wine lover, a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc lover, and that is quite something I reckon.
If you’re just starting on your wine journey and would like to find our more about New Zealand’s signature variety I suggest you follow these links: NZ Winegrowers | Wine Folly
OR read on and meet Ms Sauvignon Blanc, Chloe …
Cloe’s family comes originally from France, the Loire Valley, but Chloe was born in Napier in 1973 and grew up in Blenheim.
Chloe is slim and trim, with blond hair, pale skin and she has a distinct style, or shall we say she is ‘tres chic’. Elegant and very sophisticated for her age.
Her great looks are complemented with an exuberant personality. She’s clearly an extrovert. Her dry, almost zingy humour can be a bit direct but is nicely balanced with her warm and friendly nature.
Chloe grew up near the Sounds and simply loves seafood, oysters in particular but cheese, especially goats cheese, is one of her secret weaknesses.
Today is Chloe’s birthday and she’s turning 32. She is celebrating it “Chloe style” with a big party and a few bottles of her favourite wine, you guessed it … Marlborough #SauvBlanc !
#SauvBlanc day is approaching fast and with only two more sleeps to go it’s time to head to the Sugar Club at SKYCITY to sample six savvy Savs.
Kiwi culinary legend Peter Gordon has brought together three restaurants around the world to honour our signature varietal in celebration of International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday 24 April.
The Sugar Club at SKYCITY Auckland, PUBLIC (New York) and The Providores and Tapa Room (London) will all be showcasing a tasting flight of six Sauvignon Blancs from 20 – 26 April.
The savvy tasting flight includes: Amisfield 2014, Folium Reserve 2011, Craggy Range Te Muna Road 2013, Greywacke 2014, Man O War Gravestone (Sauvignon Semillon) 2012 and Te Mata Cape Crest 2013. It costs $30.
Get in there!
Ready, savvy, go …. this Friday (24 April) is international #SauvBlanc day, so get sorted now. Invite some friends over and put a bottle or two of your favourite Sav in the fridge and you’re ready to go.
Wait, don’t forget the nibbles – a tasting platter or if you’re feeling a little bit fancy spoil your guests with some sassy seafood.
Once you’re sipping make sure to join the conversation online via the hashtag #SauvBlanc and connect with other Sav lovers around the globe. Show them how much you love New Zealand’s signature varietal and how it’s enjoyed back home.
Get ready with these #SauvBlanc Day essentials:
1 Riedel Sauvignon Blanc Glasses from Glengarry | 2 Marble Serving Board from Citta Design | 3 Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Saint Clair | 4 Kip Co Tea Towel from Let Liv | 5 Round Wooden Cheese Board from The Foxes Den | 6 Lemongrass + Ginger Candle from Ecoya