Forrest Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2023


Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, this is the very style of wine which has taken the world by storm. From four discrete vineyards around Renwick in the Wairau River Valley (well known to all fly-fishing enthusiasts as one of the world’s great locations for brown trout – most fly fishermen practice catch-and-release but if you did keep one, a fresh, chilled Savvy such as this would be an ideal match). A tiny component which has seen time in oak is used in the blending. A near transparent hue, the palest yellow, there are spices, florals, hints of tropicals with a minerally support and chalky backing. The texture is soft and slightly creamy with a flicker of citric acidity. Medium length and ideal for drinking over the next couple of years, this is a fine example of what the region gives.