This 2018 Reserve Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc encompasses everything fresh and vibrant about Marlborough from the cooler and windier Awatere Valley. Pungent aromatics of lemongrass, jalapeño and fresh herbs leap from the glass, with the classic flavour of limes and the crunch of freshly picked garden peas. The cooler climate in the Awatere Valley is influenced by Mt Tapuae-o-uenuku with alpine winds flowing down the valley and from cooling easterly breezes coming inshore from Clifford Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This retains the natural acidity and emphasizes chalky-seashell and mineral texture on the finish.
Food pairing: Shellfish, Vegetarian and goats cheese.
Country: New Zealand
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc