I recently tried my first New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand is considered to be one of the world’s great producers of Sauvignon Blanc, the Marlborough area especially. With price points ranging from under-$10 to $30-and-up, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc tends to be on the citrusy side, primarily lemon and grapefruit. Some of them are bone dry, while others are juicier but still crisp. The 2013 Forrest Sauvignon Blanc falls on the less-dry side of the scale, with a powerful, but not overwhelming, aroma and taste of grapefruit. If you’re a fan of Greyhounds (the cocktail, not the dog), give this one a try.
It would be delicious with seafood, especially shellfish, ceviche, fruit salad, or avocados. Its list price is around $20. The wine store where I work normally sells it for $18, but has it on sale now for $14. It’s a great wine for hot, humid days (or just hot days, if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere without humidity!).