Anchor Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2021

SKU
ANSB202110 UCNZ
  • From Motueka, next door to the scenic adventure playground of the Abel Tasman National Park.
  • Bright aromatics of tropical fruits, lemon grass & chalky minerality.
  • A full mouthfeel, with zesty acidity carrying tropical & citrus flavours to a long finish.
  • 1 or more bottles
    $16.99
Add to Wish List
Black Card Get free freight and more when you’re a member of The Black Card Club. Learn More
Need expert help?
Chat with our Cellar Angel team
Call Us
  • Sam Kim
    5 points

Editors notes

Bright, even, pale straw-yellow. The nose is fresh and vibrant, well-packed with aromas of tropical guava, passionfruit, lime, penetrating with a dusting of white pepper, along with lime flowers, herbaceous notes of capsicum.

Medium-light bodied, the palate is fresh with bright aromas of lime, passionfruit, backed up by ripe guava; underlying flowers, capsicum and white pepper are integrated. A light phenolic grip reminiscent nuances of oyster shells and sea salt. The bright acidity flows with good energy and buoyancy, carries delicate florals and lifted spices to a fine-textured lingering finish.

Details

Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Floral
    • Lemon
    • Mineral
  • Palate
    • Slate
    • Stonefruit
    • Tropical Fruit

Food Pairings

  • Asian
  • Fish
  • Shellfish

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Sam Kim

    5
    "Pristine and intensely expressed with passionfruit, kiwifruit, crunchy apple and white floral aromas, it's juicy and fabulously tasty with bright fruit flavours backed by refreshing acidity. Upfront and lively, offering loads of classic sauvignon characters."

Other vintages

Love this wine? Here's a list of other vintages we have in stock if you'd like to try them as well.

There are no other vintages found.

Current auction

All current auctions for this wine & any different vintages.

Locations

New Zealand

The New Zealand wine industry is one of the younger wine regions in the world, whose popularity grew immensely when Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc hit the world wine scene, quite unique in style when compared to the typical French Sancerre.

Wine is successfully cultivated on both the North and South islands from a latitude of 36 degrees in the North to 45 degrees for the most southerly wine region in the world, the South Island's Central Otago. The majority of regions are located in free-draining alluvial valleys except for Waiheke Island and Kawarau Gorge in Central Otago and benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate as no vineyard is more than 80 miles from the ocean. With plentiful sunshine hours and cool evening sea breezes, the grapes thrive.

Sauvignon Blanc is the major white variety people will think of when you mention New Zealand Whites, however fantastic Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and less commonly Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted red variety in New Zealand although Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (Bordeaux Blends), Syrah are also grown and in even smaller amounts, Tempranillo and Montepulcianos can too be found. Sparkling wines of very high standards are also made in New Zealand.

The key wine regions in New Zealand include Auckland, Canterbury, Central Otago, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Nelson.

Nelson

Nelson is nestled on the top end of the South Island, two hours to the west of its famous neighbour Marlborough. The wineries are mostly located on the plains, southwest of the town of Nelson, and upon the hills of Upper Moutere.

The region receives a lot more rain than its neighbour Marlborough, however, also receives enough sunshine to balance out the rainfall. Nelson’s northern exposure gives it more second-highest total hours of sunshine in the whole country. The soil structure tends to clay loam over hard clay subsoils.

Heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon don’t do so well in Nelson, whereas lighter reds like Pinot Noir and even Montepulciano have had more success. In the whites, Chardonnay of very high quality is being produced, with lesser amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chenin Blanc are also cultivated.

Although it is one of the smaller wine regions, the fact that you can visit most of the wineries in a single day is a bonus!

You May Also Like

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Anchor Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Your Rating

Never want to miss out? Allow Notifications to hear more from us

Remind me later

Thank you! Please check your email inbox to confirm.

Oops! Notifications are disabled.