Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s favourite white wine and our claim to international fame and recognition. Sauvignon Blanc is a light, refreshing, summertime wine with a very strong character. It has a bright pale hay colour, and a tart and acidic quality that rejuvenates the soul and wakes up your palate. It can be explosive yet taut, subtle yet intense, sweet and tart.
Great Sauvignon Blanc
A great Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with flavour including limes, wild herbs, gooseberries, green tea, green figs, green melons, watercresses, and host of green vegetables with an earthly aroma and character to them.
When it comes to pairing wines with food, food and wines with similar flavours usually go together. A Sauvignon Blanc will sit perfectly with foods with herbal flavours, or herbs and spices like, dill, coriander, mint, basil, cinnamon clove, or saffron. It also sits well with some of the sea-food and Asian food variety.
Here are some great foods to pair with your a glass of Sauvignon Blanc:
Seafood dishes - Oysters, garlicky prawns cooked in butter, lobsters, crabs, scallops, shellfish with a citrus marinade, clams, grilled fish like swordfish, or smoked salmon, sardines and mackerel.
Thai food - A green curry or Thai style salad.
Salads - With goat cheese, artichokes, asparagus, avocado, grilled red peppers, mangoes, papayas, and fennel.
Traditional - A combination of cuisines that combine tropical fruits, chile, and lime.
Method Traditionelle NZ
The methode traditionelle in NZ has exploded in recent years. Method Traditionelle, a french word, refers to the process used in producing Champagne in the ‘Champagne’ region of France. It is a popular method, arguably the most appreciated method, used to make sparkling wines all around the world. With a methode traditionelle, the transformation from a basic wine to a sparkling wine occurs entirely inside the bottle.
Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Wine
A methode traditionelle sparkling wine is a great way to avoid a champagne headache. It serves the same complex, powerful palate of tastes without the side effects that make most people wary of wine and champagne drinking. A methode traditionelle simply means a wine is fermented twice: first to transform into a basic wine and then into a sparkling wine.
The methode traditionnelle in NZ exploded with the introduction of sparkling Sauvignon Blanc into the market. The aim of adding bubbles to a Sauvignon Blanc is all about preserving the broad consistency of the grape’s distinct and varietal character. A sparkling Sauvignon Blanc enhances and preserves the feel of the direct flavours that underline the wine’s complex palate: grassy citruses, sherbet, and herbs.
At Kiwi Drops we offer a selective range of Sauvignon Blanc, both simple, and sparkling ones made with the methode traditionnelle in NZ. Our experts have spent years in the field, expanding their palates, scouring every remote part of New Zealand in the quest of finding the perfect wine. We are wine aficionados, in love with every linear and non-linear characteristic of wine. And, we bring the same love to you, with Kiwi Drops.
You can explore and choose from our premium range of wines yourself or contact us through phone or email to share your preferences and listen to our recommendations. Please feel free to give us a call at firstname.lastname@example.org.