Sauvignon Blanc Matua Valley Marlborough 2008
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
Lime, lime and more lime in this one at present. Tangy, straightforward lime zest in the aromas, and lime juice in the palate. Will try again tomorrow to see if more tropical fruit can be coaxed forward. As it is, tangy and refreshing--a perfect summer sipper. Day 2: Additional notes are herbaceous. Nice freshness, but will keep evaluation as it stands. Very refreshing.
This wine has a pale green-gold color that hints of summer trees just beginning to warm in color. Its scent is that of a recently mowed lawn combined with a touch of tart crab apple. Its has flavors of very tart apple, lime, pineapple and Lemonheads Candy. A great value at around $8.99
External Reviews for Sauvignon Blanc Matua Valley Marlborough
A distinctive and aromatic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, delivering bright and lively gooseberry and passion fruit characters with a hint of lime. The palate is well proportioned with refreshing tropical flavours that linger on the seductive finish.
This jazzy white is generous with its grapefruit, pear and fresh herb aromas and flavors, mingling on the juicy, lively finish. Particularly distinctive for the balance of citrus and stone fruit, along with the harmonious finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Vibrant and tart. This shows very good concentration to lime, tangy black currant and grass flavors, with a hint of scallion. Fresh herb, guava and oyster shell notes add nuance to the lithe finish. Tasted three times, with consistent notes. Drink now.
Paretai remains a bit of an extreme style, giving even more herbaceous and grassy flavors than many N.Z. Sauvignons. It's leaner, drier and more focused as well, with passion fruit upfront and strident lime notes on the finish.
Sourced from Marlborough. A very fine nose with good delineation, good minerality with touches of limestone, lime and apple. Nice lift and perfume. The palate is finely balanced, minerally, just lacking a touch of tension but very good length and an attractive kiwi fruit tinged finish. Very fine. Drink now-2010.
Concentrated and very fragrant, with a medley of passion fruit, mandarin orange, grapefruit and lime juice flavors. Refreshing acidity, grassiness and mineral notes accent the finish. Drink now.
Juicy and mouthwatering, vibrant with lemon, quince and mineral aromas and flavors, persisting impressively on the long, expressive finish. Drink now.