Crisp, dry and aromatic white with plenty of energy and the freshness of youthful, primary fruit. Brief ageing in stainless steel on its fine lees adds texture and depth.
This is an exploration of how we can provide Sauvignon lovers with an affordable glass of their obsession in the face of a serious global shortage. New Zealand’s problems have been well-documented and we've been banging on for a while now about how Kiwi Sauv would fall off the shelves and then return in rationed quantities at higher prices. One option is to look in the corners, go off the beaten track and accept that the power of Brand New Zealand has hidden other, more reasonable, alternatives for us all to enjoy. You just have to be brave and, wait for it….try something different. There, I’ve said it! Oh, here comes one now. Step forward The Myth of Motu Nui Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. Actually, from the Aconagua region’s coastal Leyda Valley which has similarities that produce an aromatic profile redolent of New Zealand’s Marlborough region on the other side of the Pacific basin. Motu Nui is Chile’s furthermost outpost, the most westerly islet of Easter Island and the label celebrates this by showing flora and fauna of both Chile and Easter Island. File this fascinating geographical fact away to shout at the telly during “Pointless”. The wine is fresh and zippy so would suit fish and shellfish well or make an excellent glassful on its own.
Vegan & Vegetarian