Full Review

Fern Ridge

Fern Ridge
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .17%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy

Fern Ridge
2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .17%
Yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of guava and passionfruit, lime, and straw with a supple, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and an easy lemon and grass finish. A clean and direct lemony sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory, Quaffable & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: guava and passionfruit, lime, and straw
Taste Flavor: lemon and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Herb Stuffed Whole Fish, Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean and direct lemony sauvignon blanc.

The Producer

Fern Ridge Wines Ltd

The Producer
27 Napier Road
Havelock North, 4122
New Zealand
64 -68343888

Their Portfolio

Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Glass White.jpg
Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.