Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 2010
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
Had this at a company Christmas luncheon today. Bright acidity and dry, but with a more fruit-forward feel than some SBs. Citrus and a hint of green apple, maybe. Very nice with seafood. Would certainly buy this myself, especially at a price around $10.
External Reviews for Matua Valley Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand
Since its recent acquisition by Beringer Blass, this winery's offerings have become more widely available in the States - there are 25,000 cases of this affordable gem in the U.S. market. This ripe, adequately concentrated Sauvignon Blanc is built around flavors of melon and stone fruits without forsaking the variety's characteristic notes of gooseberries and grapefruit.
Ripe, round and generous, balancing tangy acidity against melon, pear and citrus flavors, which pick up fresh herb notes on the finish. Drink now.
On the soft side for a New Zealand Sauvignon, with pretty passion fruit and stony mineral aromas and flavors, finishing friendly and open. Drink now.
Lively, with very good concentration to lime, stone, orange peel and grassy flavors. A trace of sweetness rounds out the finish. Drink now.
Fresh and vibrant, with pleasant peach and herb flavors mingling on a medium-weight frame. Drink now.
This wine is best described as ethereal. As the nose dissipates, you will detect notes of canned pears (in juice, not syrup) and mineral water. Furthermore, as the wine wafts over the tongue, these same aromas persist with the mineral notes evanescing last. Best enjoyed as an aperitif.
More open and giving than the upscale Paretai bottling, with fruit that's forward and enjoyable, ranging from passion fruit to mango and from nectarine to melon. Sauvignon's trademark herbaceousness is here, but in the background, as an accent rather than as the centerpiece.