WINE

A taste of sum­mer

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DOG POINT VINE­YARD MARL­BOR­OUGH SAU­VI­GNON BLANC 2017 $27

Not a fan of masses of squinty acid­ity in your sau­vi­gnon? Fret no longer, this will keep you safe and sound. Mel­low in the mid palate, edged with soft pas­sion­fruit, lemon­grass and limey notes, it has sum­mer flo­rals on the nose and a feisty fin­ish. Sip with: pea, mint and feta frit­ters. www.dog­point.co.nz

CLOUDY BAY MARL­BOR­OUGH SAU­VI­GNON BLANC 2017 $32

Lucky Auck­lan­ders can sip this snazzy new re­lease at the Cloudy Bay “Sail Away” pop-up din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at Prego dur­ing Novem­ber. Ev­ery­one else will have to trust me when I say that the CB crew have in­jected zesty herba­ceous­ness, plucky pas­sion­fruit and cit­rus frisk­i­ness into this iconic sau­vi­gnon blanc. Lime, basil and a squeak of sweat make it su­perla­tive for sum­mer. Sip with: gi­filte fish balls. www.glen­gar­ry­wines.co.nz

MUD HOUSE WOOL­SHED VINE­YARD MARL­BOR­OUGH SAU­VI­GNON BLANC 2017 $22

Mud House’s wine­maker Cleighten Cor­nelius is ob­sessed with the fruit from their Wool­shed vine­yard and one sip of this and you’ll see why. Planted 15 years ago in the South­ern Val­leys by Nev Gane, the re­sult­ing sau­vi­gnon is packed with punchy pas­sion­fruit and lime, boasts a de­li­ciously fleshy tex­ture and bursts with buck­ets of trop­i­cal tasti­ness. Sip with: as­para­gus and pinenut spaghetti. www.glen­gar­ry­wines.co.nz Yvonne Lorkin

YVONNE LORKIN IS CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF TAST­ING OF­FI­CER OF WINEFRIEND.CO.NZ AND A WINE WRIT­ERS OF NZ MEM­BER.

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