Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Regional Collection

By | April 29, 2007

I ran into some friends last week and stopped for a drink, and then another one. We had a bottle of Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Regional Collection 2006.

It was pale lemon green and looked bright and inviting. It smelled fresh and zingy with limes and apples and grapefruit. Served very cold on a hot day, it was inviting.

It was dry with a crisp acidity, which with the chilling made it refreshing as well as moreish. The fruitiness really did come through, balancing with fresh cut grass and a mineral tang with just a hint of apricot. 12.5% alcohol feels about right for this wine.

Bright and refreshing this was fun to drink with friends, but would go well with lightly spiced foods too. It’s not a wine that will last well, it needs drinking this summer, but that’s not a hardship.

This is a good party and barbecue wine, worth keeping a bottle or two in the fridge for party emergencies.