Kono Sauvignon Blanc

£11.50
  • Kono Sauvignon Blanc wine bottle
  • Kono Sauvignon Blanc wine bottle
  • Back label of the Kono Sauvignon Blanc wine

Kono Sauvignon Blanc

£11.50

AVAILABILITY: 624 in stock

Kono Sauvignon Blanc has aromas and flavours of ripe gooseberry, peach preserves, grapefruit zest, jasmine tea, and wheat grass with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-long finish. It displays nuances of hints of pink peppercorn and tart kiwi with no oak flavor. A juicy, wholly satisfying Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that delivers.

Try with a variety of Seafood Dishes, great with Prawns and Smoked Salmon.  The freshness and beautiful racy acidity makes this a cracking wine to accompany a cheese board.

Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Refreshing, Zesty, Salinity
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Volume 75cl
ABV 13%
Dietary Vegetarian, Sustainable

 

About the region and producer

Marlborough is located on the north east coast of New Zealand's South Island and is, understandably, best known for that distinctive and hugely popular style of wine made from Sauvignon Blanc.  With more than two thirds of New Zealand's total vineyard area, it is certainly the most important region and responsible for the growth of the Country's standing in the world of wine.

Surprisingly the first vines were planted in this beautiful corner of the South Island back in 1873 but it was not until the 1980s and 1990s that Marlborough's vineyard area expanded.  This expansion was down to rising critical acclaim, cheap available land and the ideal climate for certain varieties.

Kei puta te Wairau meaning 'the place with the hole in the cloud' is the Maori name for the region and this seems appropriate given the region gets around 100 days worth (2400 hours) of sunshine annually.  The climate is moderated by the maritime influence with the vines protected from rain by nearby mountain ranges, resulting in a long, dry growing season contributing to the intensity of flavour in the fruit.

Machine harvesting is commonplace partly because it is a large, relatively flat region and this is a cheaper option.  Actually though it is perhaps more because it has been discovered that the flavours and aromas that make Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc so distinct can be 5 to 10 times stronger with machine harvested fruit.  This is due to the grapes being quicker to the winery and therefore fresher.

New Zealand's South Island produces arguably the finest wines made from Pinot Noir outside of its natural home of Burgundy in France.  It only accounts for 10% of plantings in Marlborough but is becoming more popular all the time.  The options available are often fruit forward with cherries and red summer fruit prevalent, they range in body from medium to full in style and tend to be matured in oak.

Discover our Collection of Wines from the New Zealand Region of Marlborough.  Massively famous for some of the World's best Sauvignon Blanc, this region also produces fantastic Pinot NoirPinot GrigioChardonnay and Riesling.

Vineyards where the Kono Sauv Blanc wine is produced
Kono are a Māori food and drinks producer with a global focus. The grapes are grown with soil knowledge and cultivation methods passed down from Māori forbearers. This gift of knowledge and rich, unspoiled lands to create wines of personality and purity.

Visit the Kono website.

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Free delivery

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  • Mainland UK orders over £150.00
  • Local orders over £65.00

Local delivery

We offer free local deliveries within Dundee and the surrounding areas (DD1 to DD6) for orders over £65.00. The delivery charge for orders less than £65.00 is £5.99. 

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  • Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00

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