James Suckling-Marlborough, New Zealand- ""This wine has a pretty nose with some strawberries and cranberries. Floral and toffee notes, too. Medium-bodied with a vibrant sour-cherry character on the palate. Light tannins. Tangy acidity. Clean and refreshing finish.""
New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region began its rapid development in the early 1970s, when the first grape vines were planted here. Today, it’s the largest and best-known wine region in New Zealand. Abundant sunshine, cool nights, free-draining soils and a long growing season help to produce the wines that have made this region famous. Sauvignon Blanc is far and away the most widely planted variety, followed by Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.