New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc barely needs any introduction. This is a very aromatic Marlborough wine with your usual notes of goosberry and grapefruit mingling with ginger, green apple and crisp lime on the aroma. The zesty citrus is focussed on the palate with quenching acidity making this a mouthwatering mouthful with a bit of exotic flair.
Try with scallops and proscuitto
"This is New Zealand Sauvignon with the energetic, tongue-tickling limey zestiness of a good Riesling. Super refreshing and pure. I'd have this with a tuna ceviche dish."
Zephyr is the family winery of Ben Glover. Referring to himself humbly as the janitor, Ben creates wines from their own vineyards in the renowned Marlborough sub-region of Dillon's Point.
The Glover family vineyards, planted in 1985 alongside the meandering Opawa River, have inspired the family’s passion for wine. The vineyard is now very much an aromatic specialist with Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. The viticultural and winemaking philosophy embraces the structural strengths of the vineyard. The wines show classic cool climate precision matched with palate depth and the ability to support texture.
The fruit for this wine comes from the Kerseley Estate Single Vineyard. Machine harvested whilst cold, and quickly pressed off skins with free run juice kept separate. This then undergoes a cool ferment with selected Blanc yeasts to ensure the wines are true to the vineyard expression.