A lovely white wine from the Marlborough region of New Zealand that a friend introduced me to after seeing it on offer in Sainsbury’s. Sacred Hill’s ‘Orange Label’ sauvignon blanc is crisp and full of flavour but not as sharp as others can be, which for me is a real plus, making it smooth, easy to drink and refreshing. As might be clear from this blog, I am not really a huge white wine fan and more often than not I will always choose a red wine over a white wine and a beer over a white wine, but this is lovely and really worth a purchase – especially when there is a third off!

WINEMAKER’S NOTE

“Lifted sweet tropical fruit notes of passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon and a hint of lemongrass flow in abundance onto the palate. These intensely fruity flavours mingle with red capsicum and lemongrass, leading on to a deliciously soft textured yet lingering finish.” Tony Bish, Winemaker (Sacred Hill)

Sacred Hill is recognised as one of New Zealand’s leading, multi award winning wineries. Focusing on the production of premium ‘handcrafted’ varietal wines the company’s estate vineyards are located in New Zealand’s leading grape growing regions of Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Central Otago.”

Gold medal – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2011

www.sacredhill.com

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