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Paikea's Tail Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Marlborough, NZ

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Current Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750ml
Case Size: 12

Tasting Notes:

This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc wine, exudes sweet almost floral citrus, gooseberry, tropical and passion fruit, layered with sage and fresh varietal herbal aromas. The same varietal and fruit flavours found on the nose, are joined with a hint of nettles and a juicy minerality on the wines crisp yet balanced palate.

Wine Region:

Located in New Zealand in the north east of the South Island. It's best known for its dry climate and Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines. Worldwide interest in Marlborough wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc, has continued to fuel the region wine boom. The region currently has 23,600 hectares of land planted with planted grapes. These plantings are primarily located within the Wairau Valley. Over the last decade, viticulture has also spread southeast into the smaller slightly cooler Awatere Valley.

Food Pairing:

Fish, oysters, crustaceans, Thai, vegetarian pizza, summer salads, quiche, proscuitto, capsicum & asparagus dishes, smoked fish, white meats, herbed chicken & veal.

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