Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Price : $16


February 3, 2019

If you’re a lover of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, you may owe a debt of gratitude to Matua. The winery, under founders Bill and Ross Spence, produced the first ever New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. However, the wine was produced in Auckland, not Marlborough, which is (obviously) where today’s wine, the Matua Marlbough Sauvignon Blanc 2017, comes from.

Matua is a big selling brand globally and is part of Treasury Wine Estates, which owns Penfolds and Wolf Blass and many others. They produce a number of different sav blancs, including versions called Lighter Sauvignon Blanc, Crisp Sauvignon Blanc and Smooth Sauvignon Blanc. Wine buffs generally cringe at that kind of labeling but at least consumer’s know what they are getting. Anyway, here’s the wine:

The Review: Matua Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

There’s passionfruit (of course) and citrus in the nose. The palate is driven by a dry acidity, with some background sweetness. It goes down easily, if a little on the tart side. Basically, if you are after a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, this will hit the spot nicely. Still, I wouldn’t say it over-delivers for the price. It’s exactly what you’d expect from a $16 white wine, no more and no less. Has anyone tried this? Let me know in the comments.

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  • Region: Marlborough

  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%

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