Sauvignon Blanc

Characterized by high acidity, sauvignon blanc makes for a wine that’s vibrant and racy. It is this acidity – as well as the grape’s trademark green notes (asparagus, green pepper and gooseberry) – that enable it to pair with dishes like tomatoes, garlic, smoked protein, and green vegetables. This year, the category was dominated by entrants from the New Zealand. One can however, find this grape in beautiful representations from many other places, including the French regions of Loire (Sancerre) and Bordeaux (where it is blended with semillon), in California (ripe flavours and smoky notes), as well as Chile and Italy. I was pleased to see a French sauvignon blanc (Francois Lurton, Fumees Blanches) win Top Value and achieve recognition alongside its Marlborough counterparts. Nathalie Gosselin

BEST IN CLASS

Peter Yealands 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
$19-20 CSPC 574848

 

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE

Francois Lurton 2015 Les Fumees
Blanches Sauvignon Blanc
Côtes-de-Gascogne, France
$15-16 CSPC 472555

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Clifford Bay 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
$18 CSPC 784336

 

 

 

 

 

Villa Maria 2016 Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
$17-20 CSPC 342360

 

 

 

 

 

The Ned 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
$17-18 CSPC 742653

 

 

 

 

 

Nobilo 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
$15-17 CSPC 554444

 

 

 

 

 

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