Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2007
A vibrant wine style with a zesty crisp acidity and lively palate of gooseberry and apple favors, with hints of green melon. A freshness and appealing intensity completes this elegent wine. Great starter for any evening!"Primarily a red wine drinker, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new favorite in Matua Valley's 2007 Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. The aroma first captivated my senses with it's bright citrus and mild honey notes. Lemon fruit, tangerine and a touch of pine on the palate with a refreshing, balanced acidity make this a great food companion. I tried it with seared scallops, wild rice, and a light arugula salad. Wow...a match made in heaven! ~ Tim Kessinger"
Matua Valley Wines began as a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, New Zealand, in 1973. In the next few years, winemakers Ross and Bill Spence quickly gained a reputation for innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines - including the first New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Today, Matua Valley produces a wide range of distinctive wines, these innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines are now enjoyed all over the world
grassy, herbal citrus notes of grapefruit pithe, tinge of peach - a very aromatic nose. Full of grapefruit, lemon, lime, crisp acidity with a little floral on the palate as well. excellent fruit and acidic balance
Good value in this 2007 vintage. While it may not be a show-stopper, it's easy drinking. Very herbaceous with citrus notes on the nose, and the palate follows up with passionfruit on a medium finish.
Nothing close to the Matua vintage of a few yeats ago. Flat and boring, I'd stick with my Nobilo that I love.
External Reviews for Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Lively, with very good concentration to lime, stone, orange peel and grassy flavors. A trace of sweetness rounds out the finish. Wine Spectator. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2007 Matua Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
Wine Tasting NotesA distinctive and aromatic Marlborough sauvignon blanc, delivering bright and lively gooseberry and passionfruit characters with a hint of lime. The palate is well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavours that linger on the seductive finish.
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