Bouquet: Restrained funk, citrus notes, exotic fruits and floral tones.
Palate: Nutty. solids give palate weight and texture.
Food match: Fish (especially Salmon), poultry, soft white cheeses.
Cellaring: Ideally enjoyed as a young wine, may be cellared for several years.
“A Case of the Best // New-Wave Marlborough” Joelle Thomson, FQ Life
This is a sauvignon blanc, not as we know it.
Winemakers James Healy and Ivan Sutherland add creamy bells and whistles to this wine by fermenting their sauvignon grapes in oak barrels to soften savvy’s crisp green flavours – rather than adding a wood-derived taste. The result is an addictively tasty new take on Marlborough savvy.