Drop of the Day – Wairau River Estate Sauvignon Blanc

December 12, 2023
Drop of the Day – Wairau River Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Champion 2023 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Wairau River Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

To stand out as champion Sauvignon Blanc in a region, famous for this varietal is no mean feat. Wairau River 2023 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded the Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc, Current Vintage at the Marlborough Wine Show. The 2023 vintage has Intense lifted notes of ripe tropical fruits and citrus on the nose. It is refined and elegant. Marlborough’s warm days and cool night, allow the grapes to develop beautiful acidity which balances the intense varietal characteristics of ripe grapefruit, white nectarine and tropical fruits, resulting in an elegant, refreshing, crisp, flavoursome wine that distinctly says Marlborough.

Family-owned, sustainably grown and perfect for summer, Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc is available from Countdown, Pak ’n’ Save and New World stores across New Zealand.

About Wairau River
Wairau River is the flagship wine of Rose Family Estate.  Founders Phil & Chris Rose were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, planting their first vines along the stony banks of the Wairau River in 1978. Twelve years later they made the bold, brave decision to produce their own wine and the award-winning Wairau River wine was born.

Today Wairau River is one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded wine producers, carefully crafting wines from family-owned vineyards and exported all around the world. Whilst inter-generational involvement in the wine industry is not unusual, it’s notable that all five of Chris & Phil’s children (and some of their partners) are actively involved in shaping the future of Wairau River.

Recommended Dish Pairings
With the intense lifted notes of ripe tropical fruits and citrus on the nose, we find the best recipe pairings are seafood dishes like our Grilled Fish with Caper and Red Onion Dressing and Wendyl’s Seafood Spaghetti or Thai recipes like our Thai Fish and Prawn Laska and Crispy Thai Rice Cake Salad.

You can be confident that choosing Wairau River is always a good decision.

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