In this week’s Wine Wednesday, I’ve got a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to share with you from Marlborough-based winery, Allan Scott Family Winemakers. Join me to see what I made of this bottle and decide for yourself whether it’s going in your basket this Wine Wednesday.
About Fine Wines Direct UK
Fine Wines Direct UK is an independent, specialist wine importer based in Cardiff, Wales. The organisation takes pride in its vast array of wines, from all over the world, and offers something fantastic to drink at every price range. Whilst their range of wines is impressive, something else to note about Fine Wines Direct UK is the number of exclusive wines they stock. Their website is full of unique bottles, completely exclusive to them, meaning you’re getting something extra special when you shop with them. Whether you’re looking for a white wine to have in stock in your fridge on the regular, or a special occasion bottle of red. They have something for everyone. And, in this case, that something was a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc from Allan Scott Family Winemakers.
About Allan Scott Family Winemakers
Established in Marlborough, New Zealand, in 1990, Allan Scott Family Winemakers were one of the first independent wineries in their area. With Allan himself having nearly 40 years of experience in the wine business, it’s hardly surprising to see that they’ve made quite the name for themselves as winemakers. It’s a real family-run winery with Allan and his wife Cathy at the head of the business, with their three children bringing their talents to the team as well.
Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2019 review
So, what were my thoughts on their wine? Let me start by saying that a Sauvignon Blanc isn’t normally my jam when it comes to white wine. I usually find them to be a bit too acidic for my liking. However, despite being a dry wine (which I loved), the Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc 2019 wasn’t overly acidic at all. There was of course an initial acidity which you usually get with dry wine but that lasted for only a moment before the full flavour came through. And my god was the flavour delicious.
Described as ‘fresh, zesty, juicy and full’, this definitely translated into my thoughts on it. As for the fruity flavours you should be getting passionfruit and tropical fruit. Allan Scott suggests pairing it with seafood or creamy dishes so go and whip yourself up a plate of prawns or a carbonara for the full experience.