British white wine drinkers love the clean, overt, gooseberry flavour of Sauvignon Blanc, produced so well by wine-makers from New Zealand. It may surprise UK shoppers though that it’s not appreciated as much in Europe or in California where they feel that this fruit driven in-your-face style lacks sophistication and their producers work hard in the vineyard and the winery to reduce the vibrant flavours of the grape.
There are arguments for and against both styles, certainly, a wine that’s zinging with aroma and flavour will overpower very delicate food, but for most salads, fish courses and chilling-out a New Zealand sauvignon blanc will hit the wine spot.
Shop smart! It’s rare to find a poor bottle of sauvignon blanc from New Zealand – leave the ten pound plus on the shelf and put the cheapest in the trolley!
Glenridge Point Sauvignon Blanc
Not Forgetting the:
ASDA Extra Special New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc