Often whilst trying to bully team members into completing their ‘What We’re Drinking’
selections I will fail miserably and end up writing another one myself. Everyone is so willing to try the wines yet are reluctant to write about them! So for the second time in three weeks I found myself trawling through our wine list to find something suitable and following an insightful recommendation from Jon, I stumbled upon the Schubert Sauvignon Blanc 2009
I tend to always gravitate towards red wines for some reason but since working at CellarVie Wines
, I’ve attempted to broaden my narrow horizons by trying a few more whites and roses, and this zesty little number from New Zealand’s North Island is delicious.
While traditionally the home of Sauvignon Blanc is largely deemed to be the Loire Valley and the Bordeaux region, New Zealand
is increasingly famed for this varietal. Marlborough in the northeast of the South Island accounts for nearly 80% of all plantings, but the Schubert is from the Wairarapa Valley of Martinborough in the marginally warmer climate of the North Island, and an area noted for its Pinot Noir production.
The result is a delicious white wine with tropical fruit characters and a lovely passion fruit ripeness that is best enjoyed when that elusive thing called the sun decides to reappear.
If you enjoy Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand this is just the ticket and although we are often encouraged to pair it with food, I’m a dreadful cook and to be honest this wine is just perfect on its own.