Sauvignon Blanc is many people’s favourite white wine – but not mine… I have found it to be ‘pinched’ and ‘mean’. I have tasted Pouilly Fume in Pouilly sur Loire – and was hugely disappointed. Sancerre often seems expensive and overrated to me. Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs fare slightly better – although I have had one that had such a pungent aroma of cat urine that I admonished Bubble, my gigantic cat. The Ned has acquired high status among fans of the grape – so I gave it a go. It was good…
Tasting notes: Golden colour. Very fruity (grapefruit more than gooseberry). Dry, complex, good mouthfeel, some minerality. Lingering finish. Pleasantly surprised!
Region of Origin – Waihopai River, Marlborough
Wine Colour – White
Price – £8
Where do I get it from? Majestic, Amazon Pantry £7.49
Current Vintage – 2016
Producer – Ned
Grape – 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country – New Zealand
Points – 92
Food Pairing: Goats cheese souffle.