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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a class act, and no mistake. It’s associated with some of the finest white wines in the world: Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Sauternes. Add to that the fact that we’re asked to point out our New Zealand Sauvignons more often than any other wine style and you know there’s something about this grape that hits the mark. Now, whether it’s the ‘greenness’ you get with Sauvignon (think grass and nettles) or the parade of attractive fruit flavours (gooseberry, grapefruit, lemon and lime) or even the occasional tasting note of ‘cat’s pee’, you can betcha’ there’s something in there that appeals. Of course, there are significant variations in its flavour profile across the globe – many Loire Sauvignons have a unique mineral quality whereas New Zealand Sauvignon is often characterised by bright, upfront fruit. However, what’s in no doubt is that this grape doesn’t need to be thick skinned (it isn’t) – it’s got a huge worldwide fan club.

Oyster Bay 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.99

Tangy lime, grapefruit and dried apricot notes are juicy and intense, set on a mouthwatering, sleek finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported. — MW Score: 89 points -- Wine Spectator, 2018

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Kim Crawford 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.99

These grapes were selected from vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau Valley and the neighbouring Awatere Valley. Fast draining, alluvial loams over gravelly subsoils in these valleys provide ideal growing conditions for our Sauvignon Blanc. Individual...

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Stoneleigh 2017 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$17.99

The wine is light straw in colour with subtle green highlights. This wine displays lifted white-fleshed nectarine and tropical fruit aromatics with grapefruit and subtle sweaty notes. The palate shows balance,  with ripe melon and stone fruit...

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Lurton 2018 Les Fumee Blanches 750ml

$15.99

This wine comes from the small Gascon estate owned by François Lurton. It is a ripe and full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc, with hints of tropical fruits as well as a more herbal character. The tangy lemon-zest aftertaste is attractively refreshing. --...

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Monkey Bay 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$15.49

AROMA: A vibrant bouquet of ripe grapefruit, kiwi and pineapple with a hint of freshly cut grass. You’ll think you’ve wandered into Paradise. PALATE: A fresh, lively approachable wine overflowing with grapefruit, lemon and passion fruit and...

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Boatshed Bay 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.91

These grapes are picked from the Wairau and Awatere Valleys before they enter fermentation in stainless steel. whose coastal nature creates the ideal conditions for growing Sauvignon Blanc. On the nose, an attractive tropical fruit bouquet with aromas of...

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Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$18.99

Whitehaven's 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is more restrained than I remember previous vintages being, with the focus on a core of generous grapefruit aromas and flavors. Sure, there are hints of green herbs and passion fruit, but they're contained, composed, and...

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Riverlore 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.45

Pale straw in colour, the wine has a bouquet of ripe gooseberries supported by herbal aromas and tropical fruit. The palate is richly textured, vibrant and tightly knit reflecting the quality of estate grown grapes. Pairs well with most fish dishes...

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Pepperwood Grove 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$15.57

Aromas of fresh bananas and red apple with hints of basil and white pepper. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc and a touch of Chenin Blanc, to soften the palate, has flavours of mango, melon, and fresh lime juice with soft citrus notes on the finish.

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Toro Bravo 2018 Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$12.08

This blend of 70 per cent Verdejo and 30 per cent Sauvignon shines straw yellow in the glass. Its scent quietly calls to mind white peach, lemon zest and vanilla macaron. The palate is brisk and vivid, but not fruity, flashy or forward. Rather, it races...

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Domaine du Salvard 2018 Cheverny Blanc 750ml

$31.99

After losing half their 2017 crop to frost, Thierry and Emmanuel Delaille of Domaine du Salvard received a sort of divine compensation in 2018. At last, an abundant harvest endowed with excellent ripeness and superb balance! True bon vivants, the...

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Vincent Delaporte 2019 Sancerre Blanc 750ml

$52.08

Pale gold with green hints. Very expressive, intense and complex nose with boxwood, rhubarb, blackcurrant, kiwi fragrances and a light vegetal touch (marigold). The entry is soft and round. Bright freshness on the palate, delicate and lively purity. Well...

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Little Straw Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$19.48

This family-owned winery on the lower slopes of Mt. Boucherie in West Kelowna was established in 1996. With grapes picked 3 times during harvest and fermented in native yeast, this wine has a complex palate ranging from spicy, herbaceous notes to citrus...

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Cote Lavande 2017 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml

$16.43

Transport yourself to the iconic beaches of Southern France, calmed by blue waves and warm breezes. What you need is an aperitif wine to quench thirst - something light, fruity, and brimming with flavours of fresh ripe grapefruit. Perfect for mingling...

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