Hard to think of any grape that blew up in popularity like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Certainly, no white wine has had the kind of spectacular success and continued growth as NZ SB. But is it a little one-note, samey-same?
This is an issue I explore on the latest episode of the What We’re Tasting podcast. My guest is Christina Pickard, who reviews the wines of New Zealand for The Thuse. (She also covers Australia.) She is a very good egg and guest. I learned a lot. We also managed to talk about my mother mowing the lawn. Really.
A few quick words about the three wines we discuss:
- Nautilus: textbook NZ SB from the Marlborough region
- Clos Henri: Sancerre meets New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
- Peregrine: Sauv Blanc where Pinot Noir is the star (Central Otago)
Here’s the episode: