Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019
An excellent quality New Zealand Sauvignon, this has textured, rich stone fruit and a long fresh lime-spiked finish.
This classy Sauvignon from the excelllent 2019 vintage is a bright straw green. The nose is a mixture of fresh citrus and tropical fruits. The palate is rich and full bodied, displaying an excellent balance of fruit and acidity with a long fresh lime finish. This is a great match with white meats, pale cheeses and seafood - especially scallops and oysters. An ideal wine to enjoy young but may be cellared for 3 or more years, if you can keep your hands off it!
The name Dog Point dates from the earliest European settlement of Marlborough and the introduction of sheep to the district; "these were days of few fences, of boundary riders and boundary keeping dogs". Shepherds' dogs sometimes became lost or wandered off and eventually bred into a marauding pack which attacked local flocks. Their home was a tussock and scrub covered hill, overlooking the Wairau Plains, designated by the early settlers as Dog Point.