Summer means Sauv weather for me. Many people believe there’s only one style of Sauv and based on that assumption the non-Sauv drinkers think they’re all like that. Well I hate to say it, but that’s a very closed minded opinion of Sauv, as like most varieties, it can be made in many different styles.
And that is what we thought if this Twill and Daisy 2018 Sauvignon Blanc. It’s unique and delicious, not to mention, how pretty is that label.
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’)?
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!
Sauvignon Blanc – my go-to fish’n’chips wine and summer thirst quencher! Plus between you and me, I really love Aussie Sauv Blanc. Especially from WA. It just seems to have that perfect balance of tropical fruit flavours and zest with a wonderfully smooth mouthfeel, making it über approachable. Continue reading →