A rich bouquet of pineapple and passion fruit, layered with fresh herbal aromas of nettles and ripe capsicum.
Crafted from the best fruit drawn from select vineyard sites, the Icon Sauvignon Blanc is a complex, powerful wine. Showing excellent structure and palate weight, this wine has a smooth, viscous mouth feel. Distinct Marlborough characters of passion fruit, gooseberry and nettles linger on the palate in a crisp, refreshing finish. Pairs nicely with Clam Linguini with Chive, Parsley & Anchovies.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
When the first growers planted grapes in Marlborough in the 1970s (there is evidence of plantings as early as 1870s), it is unlikely they would have foreseen the extent of the growth and fame that the region’s wine industry would achieve, based upon a single varietal called Sauvignon Blanc. The distinctive pungency and zest fruit flavours of the first Marlborough wines, in particular Sauvignon Blanc, captured the imagination of the country's winemakers as well as international wine commentators and consumers and sparked an unparalleled boom in vineyard development. Worldwide interest in Marlborough wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc, has continued to fuel that regional wine boom.