Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Apr 5, 2010 Villa Maria Estate Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMarlborough, South Island, New Zealand $19-21If there’s ever a wine you want to get for your blind tasting, NZ Sauvignon Blanc is it. Sauv Blanc from New Zealand has a very distinct and pungently powerful aroma – kindly referred to by the French as ‘pee pee le chat’. The amazingly reliable Villa Maria knows their stuff – making no less than 6 different Sauvignon Blancs each vintage – each highlighting a different area or vineyard.Fruit for this wine – their Private Bin bottling – was sourced from vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, in the Marlborough region. This assertively flavoured style explodes with vibrant gooseberry, juicy passionfruit and tropical fruit aromas. On the palate, clean, crisp citrus flavours – grapefruit, lime, lemon – rule, joined by zippy minerality and grassy notes. Fresh, fresh, fresh! Learn this wine and you’ll never miss a NZ Sauv Blanc on your blind tasting again.Best drunk when young (the wine, not you). Pair with early season halibut in a lemon herb crust.New Zealand is one of the Regional Themes (along with Argentina) of this year’s Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, April 19-25, 2010. In its 32nd year, Playhouse is one of the biggest and oldest wine events in the world, offering something for every level of wine drinker, collector and trade professional. Winery principals (winemaker, proprietor, senior executive) from selected wineries and countries will be in attendance to pour and discuss their wines. www.playhousewinefest.com .Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)New ZealandSauvignon BlancWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Comments are closed.