Southbank Estate - Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Rose 2011New Zealand
New Zealand's favourite white wine with a fresh new personality, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc blossoming with a surge of red berries. A dash of the red grape Syrah highlights the pungent Savvy fruit with the fragrance of summer.The unity of fruit from both the Awatere and Wairau Valleys gives our Sauvignon Blanc wonderful breath of character. After a glorious autumn we harvested leisurely until the last week of April. This intense Sauvignon Blanc gains a new flair from the small dash of the red grape Syrah.
Singing with a flourish of new season's strawberries on the nose, delicate berry notes cascade over the palate and gently charm the surge of gooseberry and kiwifruit. Balancing the fine, zesty acidity the soft Syrah fruit adds flavour length and texture.
With lovely fruit intensity and a very long finish this is a great aperitif to partner with aromatic seafood curries and good conversation.