Feisty and Complex: 2015 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc

I wasn’t familiar with Wither Hills winery until tasting their Marlborough Sauvignon blanc, which was impressive. The grapes were sourced from the northeast tip of the South Island of New Zealand, a rugged and beautiful vineyard that borders the ocean and the Wither Hills mountain range.

Spring rolls

The 2015 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc was a classic example of what the region produces—feisty complexity with lime and tropical guava finishing with a tinge of mineral. And considering its $12 bucks a bottle, the quality to price ratio is off the charts. Pair with vegetarian Vietnamese spring rolls. This was a perfect pairing that brought out the freshness of the vegetables. Enjoy!

Rating: Very Good | $12 | 13.5 % ABV

2017-02-04T14:05:22+00:00

About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of Enobytes.com, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.

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