New vintages of sauvignon blanc are usually released in late autumn and winter, although a number of boutique wineries hold onto them and have only just recently released last year’s vintage. Loveblock is one of those wineries. Owned by well-known winemaker Kim Crawford and his wife Erica, it’s a boutique winery in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. Its 2017 sauvignon blanc ($22) is organic, quite austere and elegant. Try it with the Golden
Crispy Chicken recipe on page 134.
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