It’s summer and you fancy something light, crisp and citrus to go with your seafood salad on a hot day, what better than a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Hawkes bay. This is exactly what I was thinking when I picked up this Kauri Tree Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Sainsbury. Not only that but at 12% alcohol it is relatively light on alcohol too. I really like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc so I was looking forward to this one nicely chilled:-
Bought from: Sainsbury.
Price: £6.50 (on special offer, full price £8.00)
Winemaker: Alan McCorkindale.
Agent and bottler: Off Piste Wines
Region: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
Alcohol %: 12.0
Colour/appearance: very pale with a greeny tinge.
Bouquet/smell/nose: Lychees, lemon, gooseberries.
Taste/Palate: Lemon, citrus and gooseberries with just a little acidity. Crisp.
Remarks: My hopes and expectations for this wine were fulfilled; a very pleasant summer wine with citrus tones which you could drink on it’s own or with food – Tuna or other seafood perhaps with some delicate spices mixed in. Drink now or store for up to a year. Go out and buy some before winter sets in 😉