Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Grassy never tasted so good

New Zealand's Marlborough Region
Sukasa Style's Wine Wednesday pick is not a hidden gem; it is a wine that should be available to anyone with a taste for Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's Marlborough region.

In describing our pick, Natalie Maclean has described that "the signature of New Zealand's Marlborough region is evident in the crisp, clean flavours throughout." Of course, we are referring to a winery that makes good wines, year after year, all with the characteristic of Marlborough's terroir. 




OYSTER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC (V) 
VINTAGES 316570 | 750 mL bottle | Price $ 18.95

Made in: Marlborough, New Zealand
By: Delegats Wines Est Ltd
12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Style: Aromatic & Flavourful
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Sugar Content: 4 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 8 g/L
pH: 3.2

Sweetness Descriptor: XD - Extra Dry 

Tasting notes
The easiest way to describe this Marlborough classic is grassy and vegetal. The 2013 vintage showed nice acidity and reminded your humble reviewer of cantaloupe on the nose as well as the minerality that is often associated with a fine Chablis.

Pair with smoked salmon, sashimi, shellfish, mango salad, thai grilled salad.

Serve chilled: ~ 10 oC (50 oF)  (Don't let this warm as the flavours drop off)

Sukasa Stars: 4.45 / 5

Quality Price Ratio: Very Good - Excellent

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013



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