A crisp citrusy sauvignon blanc can be just the ticket to refresh and revive on a hot summer’s evening
High in acid, sauvignon blanc is punchy, fresh and a totally different drop to other popular whites like chardonnay. New Zealand sauvignon blanc is famous for its green aromas (think lemongrass, freshly cut grass), as well as hints of tropical fruit like passion fruit and melon.
There are more than 23,000 hectares of sauvignon blanc planted in New Zealand and more than 20,000 of these are in Marlborough.
Top tips for food pairing
This fresh variety craves fresh flavours – think Vietnamese spring rolls, zesty cucumber salads and lemongrass tofu. It can also stand up to a bit of heat, so try a glass with chilli-spiked Pad Thai or green curries.