Marlborough or Hawkes bay for the best Sauvignon Blanc?

At Trinity Hill, we take pride in New Zealand’s international reputation for producing exceptional wines. While Marlborough is often hailed as the premier region for Sauvignon Blanc, our focus is on showcasing the unique characteristics of both our Trinity Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and our Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Each wine offers a distinct flavour profile, shaped by the region where its grapes are grown.

 

The Marlborough Advantage

Marlborough’s geographical and climatic conditions provide an ideal environment for growing Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The region’s cool, sunny climate, coupled with significant diurnal temperature variation, allows for slow ripening, fostering the development of intense flavors. Additionally, the well-drained, stony soils of Marlborough contribute significantly to the distinctive character of its wines.

 

The 2022 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc  Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022

One exemplary wine that showcases the region’s prowess is our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022. Priced at $24.99 for a 750 ml bottle, this wine features vibrant aromas of pink grapefruit, passionfruit, pineapple, and guava. The palate is equally impressive, with tangy tropical fruit and citrus flavors balanced by mouth-watering acidity, leading to a juicy, succulent finish.

 

This wine, sourced from the Dillons Point sub-region east of Blenheim, epitomises the quality and depth Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is known for. Our winemaking process, which includes destemming, gentle pressing, and fermentation at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks, ensures that the powerful aromas and flavors are preserved. A small amount of residual sweetness is retained to balance the wine’s acidity, resulting in a youthful, energetic profile.

 

Accolades and Awards

The 2022 vintage has received impressive reviews:

  • Bob Campbell MW awarded it 91 points, praising its tangy profile with balanced sweetness and vibrant acidity.
  • Sam Kim from Wine Orbit gave it 93 points, highlighting its enticing fruit aromas and vibrant palate.
  • Michael Cooper rated it 4 stars, noting its strong grapefruit and green capsicum flavors, crisp finish, and slightly salty streak.

 

Pairing and Enjoyment

This Sauvignon Blanc is perfect on its own or paired with Asian-inspired dishes, such as a crispy skin pork red curry. The wine’s acidity and fruitiness complement the rich and spicy flavors of the dish, making for an unforgettable dining experience.

Must-visit for wine enthusiasts. Our Hawkes Bay vineyard is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s finest wines and offers a range of activities, including wine tastings and tours.

 

The 2022 Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc  

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Our Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2022 presents a different yet equally delightful profile. This wine boasts aromas of lime, green apple, and fresh herbs, with a palate that features zesty citrus, green melon, and a hint of minerality. The warmer climate of Hawkes Bay, along with its varied soils, imparts a richer, more rounded character to the wine, contrasting the more acidic and tropical notes of Marlborough’s offering.

 

Accolades and Awards

The 2022 vintage of our Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc has also garnered significant acclaim:

  • Candice Chow from Raymond Chan Reviews awarded it 93 points and 5 stars in November 2022.
  • Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, awarded it 92 points in October 2022.
  • Sam Kim from Wine Orbit awarded it 92 points and 4.5 stars in September 2022.

 

 

Visiting the Hawkes Bay

When visiting Hawkes Bay, there are plenty of activities to enjoy:

  • Wine tasting at Trinity Hill and other local wineries. Book one here >>
  • Exploring the beautiful landscapes and vineyards.
  • Enjoying a meal at one of the many fine dining establishments that feature local wines.

 

Buying New Zealand Wine Online

For those unable to visit in person, buying New Zealand wine online is a convenient option. Our Trinity Hill Shop Online offers a selection of our best wines, including our acclaimed Sauvignon Blancs, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

 

Conclusion

Marlborough’s unique terroir and climate make it the ideal region for producing outstanding Sauvignon Blanc, while Hawkes Bay offers its own distinct advantages. Our 2022 Marlborough and Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blancs each provide a unique tasting experience, reflecting the diverse regions they come from. Whether visiting a winery in Hawkes Bay or enjoying a bottle from home, New Zealand’s wine offerings promise an exceptional experience.

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