We had a bit of a Kiwi night in our house on Friday night.
One of our local butchers sells Ka Pies (and L&P) which we matched to this sample of the New Zealand Spinning Top 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough ($16).
Ant and Patrick Moore are the winemaker brothers behind the brand. They drew their inspiration from another set of brothers – Ray and Charles Eames – a prolific design duo. They’re the duo behind the short film ‘Tops’ – an artistic exploration of the ancient art of top-making and spinning.
“Like wine, a spinning top can be of simple creation, such as a thumb tack sent into orbit, through to something more complex and elaborate. A spinning top is set in motion yet can change direction and has a serendipitous path – we can guide it to start with, but nature is the primary driver” – Ant Moore.
Therefore the winemaking process is as natural as possible made with minimal intervention and nominal sulphur and finings. So did it taste ka pai (Maori for ‘good’)?
Here are our notes for this New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc:
Straw coloured in the glass. The nose is full of vibrant gooseberry and passionfruit with a bit of sweet capsicum in there too. In the mouth it’s smooth with a delicate citruc finish. Think tropical fruits, lime & grapefruit and a hint of apricot.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!