Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017
This Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas of grapefruit, mango, passionfruit and melon. On the palate, the wine's texture is smooth and inviting with classic Marlborough flavors including ripe bell pepper and tropical fruit. Crisp acidity rounds off an elegant structure.
Pairs perfectly with seafood, salads and lemon-vinaigrette dressings.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
This is taut, zesty and well focused, with decent concentration of citrus and apple fruit. The wine is mostly fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks, but a small portion is barrel fermented to round out the edges and lend a slight nutty complexity to this powerful and driven Sauvignon Blanc.
White grapefruit, lime and lemon zest flavors are bright and refreshing, with terrific intensity and focus on the finish. An appealing note of passion fruit lingers. Drink now.
An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.
The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.