New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a wonderful thing. For a relatively small country, certainly in terms of population, they punch above their weight in Rugby, Politics, Farm Produce and, importantly for us all, Quality Wine Exports. Sauvignon Blanc is the best known but their Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Syrahs, amongst others, are also special.
So what is this post about?
Well, simply put, stocks are low and the supply issues we warned of are now biting. In the past few weeks we have sold out of Taringi and Sileni and others will inevitably follow. The 2022 harvest has just happened and the wines should be in the UK in a few months so New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc will return.
The good news is that we know our range and will be delighted to help you find alternatives from around the globe. They may not have that distinctive Marlborough style but they will be fresh and zingy and new and highly expressive.
Have you tried any of these alternatives?
Or the Clos Rocailleux we have in our self pour wine dispenser at the moment for something a bit different.
Trends change and a situation like this could mean that New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has had it’s moment. If you want to try something new that you might like there are many beautiful wines available at Aitkens, please come in or browse our website.
The smaller 2021 crop was due to cooler spring weather including some late frosts which led to the harvest being down around 20% on 2020. Together with a global demand for NZ wines and the Covid Pandemic the last couple of years have been a great struggle. Here’s to 2022, full cellars, full glasses and a Great Summer.