Here’s a real treat for Sauvignon Blanc fans – Spotlight is a single-vineyard find from premium Marlborough and the talented Eveline Fraser. For eight years, Eveline served as head winemaker at iconic Cloudy Bay (who produce the most sought-after, and expensive, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc of all), but now she’s moved on to an exciting new venture – and we’ve secured a taste, for your glass only.
And what a vintage for an exclusive release. Winemakers across New Zealand are raving about the wines from 2015. In Marlborough, low harvest yields translated to Sauvignon Blanc with ripeness and intensity. As our man-on-the-ground, Dan Parrott, proclaims: “The quality is incredible. Flavor concentration is massive.”
The high-quality fruit is in good hands with Eveline. She trained at top estates (like Veuve Clicquot in Champagne), and has scooped mega international accolades for her work – including Decanter’s International Trophy for her dry Riesling and multiple medals for her Sauvignon Blanc. One sip of Spotlight and you’ll taste why.
Enjoy alluring notes of crisp citrus, followed by mouthwatering flavors of mango, melon and juicy pink grapefruit. Hints of elderflower and red currant leaf lead to the long, refreshing finish. It’s a perfect match for goat cheese or shellfish.
One more thing we should spotlight: yields were down by 30% in 2015, and world-wide thirst for New Zealand Sauvy shows no sign of slowing. Get your taste while it lasts.