Best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

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So much great sauvignon blanc to choose from

It’s no surprise that you are probably reading this article right now to get a better understanding of what New Zealand sauvignon blanc are the best? The choice that any wine connoisseur is presented with when looking to select one is phenomenal.

New Zealand has always been rated one of the premier produces of white wine globally. It’s little wonder, with it’s variation of available climate’s (cooler in the south and warmer in the north) and soil that is well suited to it’s production. Most of the award winning sauvignon blanc come from the Marlborough area in the South Island which has soil perfect for wine growing. The stony, porous soil allows for great drainage and ensures low fertility which combined with the warm, dry summer months and crisp winter mornings makes for a perfect match.

Best of an amazing bunch

The following wines that we have selected are based on awards, consumer ratings and a bit of personal experience thrown in for good measure. But please remember that these are what we consider to be the best of an amazing bunch of sauvignons produced in New Zealand. There are a plethora of sauvignon blanc available to match any food for your next dinner party or provide the perfect tipple for your wedding so don’t just stop exploring NZ wines with these fine examples.

Cloudy Bay

Without doubt one of the finest white wines ever produced in New Zealand and an absolute favourite across the world for chefs looking to match their fine food with it’s stunning taste  –

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Spy Valley

This beautiful sauvignon blanc picked up a gold medal at the InterVin International Wine Awards in 2013. It’s smooth yet moderately complex flavour is a favourite with many in New Zealand –

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This might be the lesser known of the fives wines we have selected but the Whitehaven sauvignon blanc is fast becoming a popular choice due to it’s fresh flavours and Marlborough heritage –

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Esk Valley

The rouge of the list as it hails from the wine growing region of Hawkes Bay which boasts other top wineries such as: Trinity Hill, Church Road, Babich, Matua Valley to name just a few. But this particular sauvignon is simply one of the best all rounders in the market and continues to go from strength to strength –

an image of esk valley sauvignon blanc

New Zealand fish anyone?

If you are looking to take it to the next level and throw a special dinner for friends in the next few months. Then one of the best foods to match with any of the above sav’s is the New Zealand snapper. Don’t crumb or batter this though if you want to enjoy you match, go for a recipe that focuses on the fish such as this one:

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