Basic Information

Name – Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Region – New Zealand – Marlborough

Varietal Components – 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Pricing – $10 – $15

Alcohol Content – 13%

Appearance

Bottle – Sea green clear bottle. The label is teal with tribal looking underlays and white font.

Wine – Light straw coloring with a slight variation on the rim that has a light green undertone. Clear and Bright.

Aroma/Nose

The wine is clean with pronounced notes of Citrus, Ripe Tropical Fruit and Herbals

Tasting/Palate

The initial sips of this wine are light, crisp and reveal the ripe pineapple and mango flavors mixed with the slight tartness of lime.  Some minerality.  Great acidity to help define the flavors.  Some herbal notes hit the palate but are light.  Moderate alcohol.  The motion on the palate begins in the back of the tongue and works its way forward to the front. This is a semi-dry wine.

Finish

A long mineral like flavor on the finish.

Overall Experience

Overall, this Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Matua Wine is  great for a hot day.  The tropical fruit flavors really make this wine satisfying.  A great wine for those looking to try Sauvignon Blanc’s.  It is clean and refreshing to enjoy alone or with friends.

 Suggested Pairings

Food – Shellfish

Cigar – Camacho American Barrel AgedLa Flor Dominicana Claro No. 50

 Wine Ratings and Awards

Gold Medal – 2015 Royal Easter Wine Show

Gold Medal – 2015 New York World Wine Spirits Competition

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Refreshingly good! This classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, with bright aromatic herbal notes and a complete array of aromas the style is famous for sage and fresh mint, followed by delicious tropical fruits. This year, the palate has vibrant citrus and pineapple flavors with great length and structure is a real doozie.

About Matua Wine – https://www.matua.co.nz/our-story/our-history