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Ben and Rod have combined two totally different styles of winemaking to make this wine. And the result is just, wow. Technically it’s French, but in the glass, it’s 100% turbo-charged Kiwi Sav, a tropical fruit-bowl of aromas and flavours. But then you get the colder-climate complexity and refinement of the French grapes kicking in, leaving your taste buds wondering what the heck just happened.
When picking and handling the fruit, Ben followed Rod’s instructions to the letter, to preserve a special compound in the grapes that gives Kiwi Sauvignon its famous fruity zing. Then Rod flew all the way to Ben’s place in the Languedoc, where they blended the wine together.
- I've always had a soft spot for a good, not too green in style Sauvignon Blanc. So when I noticed fruit from this very special vineyard in the Robertson Valley was available, I just had to take on the challenge to make this special wine from a cooler climate Sauvignon Blanc grown on limestone soils!
- With Sauvignon Blanc being in high demand and grape prices being quite high for these quality vineyards, your Angel funding helped me secure this amazing parcel of fruit – I hope my payback to you in this wine helps to show my appreciation!
- It’s clean, fresh and sophisticated, with a classic peaches and cream flavour. This is a very elegant Sauvignon Blanc and will pair perfectly with fresh seafood and summer salads.
Johan Kruger, Winemaker
- With over 90% of Angels loving the previous vintages and voting with their feet to buy it again, Joost's Sauvignon is one of our most popular wines. So fill your boots folks because the 2018 is here, and it's a belter.
- It's French, it's French Sauvignon, it's French Sauvignon from the Loire. Yet it's cheaper than most of its New World counterparts, and that's thanks to YOU and thousands of other Angels.
- Its beauty lies in its explosive fruit. All gooseberries and crisp green apples, that are offset by a fabulous minerality.
WE'RE NOT SURE
- This Sav hailing from Marlborough is a real one-off. After our Angels drunk our New World faves dry during lockdown, we had to get crafty, digging deep into our little black book of wine contacts to see who could hook us up with the next big catch.
- Needless to say, we were not left disappointed! The drought was lifted with the discovery of a handful of very rare (and it goes with out saying, down right delicious!) parcels of grapes, nestled in the heart of New Zealand's wine capital.
- Subtle flavours of fresh gooseberries lift the palate to give you a crisp and easy drinking wine. The brightest of the bright citrus with the lightness of touches makes this the perfect Sunday afternoon aperitif.
- Sancerre is the ultimate in Sauvignon Blanc. With Roblin Sancerre you get a big mouthful of wine that has the hallmark zest and minerality for which the Sancerre appellation is famous for.
- We take great care of the soil around each vine to ensure that the grapes reach their peak of ripeness. The fruit is handled as little as possible so that it expresses all of the vivid aromatic characteristics of Sancerre.
- Crisp, concentrated and textured, our Sancerre is the perfect match for fresh, delicious seafood, or gooey goats cheese. It also goes surprisingly well with flavoursome Asian dishes.
Matthias and Emile, Winemakers
With the evenings slowly drawing in we’re saying our final hurrah to the sunshine with this easy breezy and effortlessly bright Sav. All aboard for freshly mown lawns and lazy Sunday afternoon vibes.
Versatile, crisp and light as a feather, this is a kiwi classic which is guaranteed to be your best friend if you fancy rustling up a citrusy seafood salad or perhaps a herby smoked salmon pasta (we’re talking ‘treat yourself’ pasta... the kind you can’t pronounce).
Green apple and passion fruit base notes with an oh so refreshing zesty zing in its tail - one not to be missed by sunseekers and those nostalgic for a summer breeze.
We’ve made $5 million available to help struggling wineries to survive and come out the other side of this Covid crisis. The closure of bars and restaurants across the globe has been a disaster for the independent winemakers who supply them. The little guys, without connections to the big supermarkets, are the ones who are suffering the most.
‘Wild’ by name, wildly gluggable by nature. Each grape has rightfully received the red carpet treatment, harvested pre-dawn with all the TLC you could possibly need to make this a full and fresh exemplar of the excellence Marlborough’s valleys have to offer.
An oh so effortless ocean spray of tropical fruits, with a bright and vibrant acidity to round things off with a zing. Try pairing with a seafood linguine and you’re away! It’s palette perfect - a real winner in our book.
There's a huge range of different soil types in Sancerre - which is why wines from this appellation are so different and unique to their vineyards.
The Roblin brothers want to show you that Sancerre from great terroirs doesn't need to be drunk within 2 or 3 years, but can age well for many years after that.
Their prized Sancerre has the perfect balance between fruit and minerality. Fresh, complex and elegant, with a nice length. It is a powerful yet fine wine.
WE'RE NOT SURE
- We’ve made $5 million available to help struggling wineries to survive and come out the other side of this Covid crisis. The closure of bars and restaurants across the globe has been a disaster for the independent winemakers who supply them. The little guys, without connections to the big supermarkets, are the ones who are suffering the most.
- An exciting example of the Loire Valley doing exactly what it does best - Michel has served us up a cistrus packed Sauvignon Blanc guaranteed to blow away any autumnal cobwebs.
- Crisp, zippy and seriously easy drinking - we're thinking this has strong potential on its own as an apperitif, or to enjoy with all the nibbles your heart desires (an olive or two here, a crusty hunk of bread and olive oil there).
- Virgile's wines are in high demand and it's easy to see why with wines such as this cracking little Sauvignon that makes New Zealand versions look brash and brutish.
- Its subtle soft fruit flavours, all fresh apple and baked gooseberry with a slightly herbal edge slip down far too easily, making possession of a whole case a dangerous prospect.
- Try it with a big bowl of fat, juicy mussels - it really doesn't get much better.