Sauvignon Surprise

We've just released the all the all new Reserve Hilltop Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and excitement is pouring through the vines!

 You might ask: "Why all the whoo-ha about a Sauvignon Blanc?"

 Matt Kramer, acclaimed American wine critic and writer, published an article in Wine Spectator's 28 February 2010 issue, in which he stated that Sauvignon Blanc is the "World's most honest wine". Surprised? Don't be... Wine writers all over the world is in consensus that this varietal is the safest white wine to order from any wine list! Experts us the phrase "crisp, elegant, and fresh" as a favourable description of this beautiful white, and when slightly chilled it's a fabulous summer-sipper on its own. It also pairs well with fish or cheese, particularly Chèvre, AND is also known as one of the few wines that pair well with sushi. All in all it's Gold in a Glass!

 Fun facts: Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned grape variety that originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape most likely gets its name from the French words sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is possibly a descendant of Savagnin and, along with Riesling, it was one of the first fine wines to be bottled with a screwcap in commercial quantities.

 Enjoy this VIDEO of three top wine writers discussing Sauvignon Blanc ...

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