Matua Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022
100% Sauvignon Blanc. Soft in color with green hues. Shows tropical and citrus fruits along with attractive herbaceous/varietal characters on the nose. The palate is generous and fruit driven with classical Marlborough acidity giving a fresh, clean palate and passion fruit finish. Delicious in the hot sunshine with anything from the sea.
Matua Valley was founded in a tin shed in 1974 by two brothers, Bill and Ross Spence. The brothers wanted to make wine in New Zealand that was as good as any in the world. As a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, Matua Valley quickly gained a reputation for innovation and producing award-winning New Zealand wines. The name Matua (mah-too-ah) in Maori, New Zealand's native language, means "head of the family" which is a very appropriate title, as Matua Valley produced New Zealand's first Sauvignon Blanc in 1974 just outside of Auckland, paving the way for the phenomenon that this unique wine style would soon become. They are now recognized globally as a premium New Zealand wine brand with a broad range of award-winning wines. Marlborough, New Zealand is a panorama of sharp edges of land and watery ribbons of teal. A kiwi is an enterprising soul of unwavering character and innovative spirit. And, this Matua Sauvignon Blanc has a crisp, clean, and slightly citrus personality.