Yep, ya know all about Marlborough sauv blanc. But do you know about Martinborough sauv blanc? Martinborough is a little wine region a couple hours east of Wellington on the North Island that is best know for it’s exceptional pinot noir. If you dig a little deeper into Martinborough though, you’ll find a style of sauv blanc that’s a bit more grown-up than that of the other ‘M’ region of New Zealand. There’s all of that passionfruit, mango and citrus you’d expect, but it’s more herbal and textured thanks to some time spent on lees. Consider it a sauv blanc you can serve to friends who don’t think they like sauv blanc. Or keep it all for yourself. Their loss.
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Anyone who's ever tried Martinborough pinot noir will shout its praises from the rooftop... at least, anyone who's not a Marlborough diehard. There seems to be a nice rivalry in the pinot stakes between the two regions, with Martinborough producing more structural (some would say "Burgundian") styles, as opposed to Marlborough's fruity flavour fests. If you see one, nab it. Also keep an eye out for the aromatic whites.