Although warmer weather may seem like a long way off for many, it never hurts to take your mind to a place that envisions hanging out on a warm day and chilling with a glass of well made white wine. Warmer days aren’t that far off so it’s not that far of a fetch to start thinking about it. Sauvignon Blanc is a great call and we have the perfect wine, the 2022 Allan Scott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Why Allan Scott you ask? Well in an almost unheard of fashion Wine Spectator has fallen in love with Allan Scott’s Marlborough SB, having just anointed it with another 93 pt review, the 3rd in the last 4 years, only falling short for 4 years in a row in 2020 when it only received a 92 pt score. So all the trappings are there that when it comes to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Allan Scott seems to have the inside track on really doing the category justice.
93 pts Wine Spectator – Web only 2023
Aromatic, with terrific precision to the herbal details of white pepper, grapefruit, lemongrass and fresh-grated ginger. Packs a core of mouthwatering Meyer lemon, ruby grapefruit and green apple flavors showing a thread of savory salinity, with an intense, fresh finish. Drink now.
It is fresh, zesty, juicy and full. This fruit-driven new world style wine is what we all come to love and expect of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It is the reason why one of our winemakers – Bruce Abbott joined the industry.
“A pure taste of NZ summer in a glass”, would be his way of describing it.
Vintage 2022 was a very “new” normal growing and harvesting season for a lot of Marlborough vineyards. Having secured a team of talented cellar hands, the first fruit was met with a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement. A good flowering period, steady and at times very heavy rainfall throughout the season had us employ every bit of viticulture knowledge and finesse. It was crucial to be on top of our vineyard management programme.
Fortunately, we had the ability to call on years of collective experience of growing grapes and making wine across the country. Intricate terroir knowledge and almost daily fruit assessment kept our grapes growing to their full potential.
You can expect every bit of aroma and flavour you have grown to know and love Marlborough for.