Taringi Sauvignon Blanc

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  • Taringi Sauvignon Blanc
  • Taringi Sauvignon Blanc

Taringi Sauvignon Blanc

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AVAILABILITY: Out of stock

Currently out of stock due to a bad harvest, we invite you to try the Kono Sauvignon Blanc instead – it's even better! 

**Taringi Sauvignon Blanc will return to our shelves and website later in the year. After a bad harvest due to late frost, the supplies have run out.**

If you're looking for the perfect party white, you're probably looking for Taringi!! A truly classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with zesty and refreshing notes of just-cut grass, gooseberry and capsicum character.

Made to make your mouth water, and perfect for a Friday night in with a curry or by itself!  Ideal as an apéritif and with light starters. Also pairs well with fish, chicken, pasta, and Thai & Chinese dishes.

Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Style Dry, White, Light Bodied, Tropical Fruits, Fruit Forward
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Volume 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Dietary None

About the Region

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.