The Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc Wairau Valley, Marlborough 2016 just picked up Gold at the NZ International Wine Show.
Again made exclusively from grapes grown in the Wairau Valley from Spy Valley’s own Johnson Estate and growers in the southern regions of the Wairau Valley. This wine is bursting with tropical fruit flavours like passionfruit and pineapple, quite distinct from the Sauvignon Blancs from the Northern region of the Wairau Valley.
I reckon this is one to drink now as those big tropical flavours will tend to decline after about 9 to 10 months in the bottle. The colour is pale straw, while the bouquet is grapefruit, passionfruit and ripe red capsicum and a suggestion of cumin seeds.
This wine’s palate is full, ripe and rich, the powerful fruit flavours are supported by a concentrated, fine structure.
This has only just been released so it is the perfect wine for this summer, to drink with or without food while you are hanging out at the beach or by the pool during those hot summer months.