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This summer, you can explore New Zealand through tasting its defining tropical white wine

Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Matua's twist on the original Marlborough version of the iconic wine, will take you on a refreshing tasting experience this season.
Sunrise at Te Mata Peak at Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images

We might be homebound this summer, but one way to travel to new cultures without leaving the country (or your house) is by taking a journey through the sip of a new drink from a faraway land.

New Zealand is home to the world's most southerly vineyards. The country’s rise on the international wine scene is due in large part to their defining production of Sauvignon Blanc in the Marlborough wine region. It was Matua Wines that was the first winery to pair this association together back in 1974 when they crafted NZ’s first bottle of Sauvy Blanc. 

From its bold and brightly-coloured teal label, it is clear right away that Matua stands to stand out. The wine brand is proud of their approach to exploring off the beaten tracks now and again to try something different. They’re committed to delivering refreshment to people in new and unexpected ways, such as their twist on the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.


Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Photo: Matua Wines

Matua’s Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh and expressive white wine. Located on the east coast of North Island, one of New Zealand’s most renowned wine regions, sunny Hawke’s Bay has hot and dry conditions that are comparable to France’s Burgundy and Bordeaux, making it ideal for crafting white wines with a dash of natural minerality.

Aromatic and flavourful, Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc strikes the perfect balance of fruity sweetness and zesty lemon-lime acidity. This tropical concoction is filled to the brim with a whirl of refreshing and crisp flavours associated with the region, including pear, pineapple, melon, and passionfruit. The finish is semi-dry, with echoes of herbs and hints of citrus and gooseberry lingering to the taste.

Lemon & Prawn Risotto. Photo: Matua Wines

Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc goes well with fresh summer salads and summer dishes, making the bottle a perfect companion to bring to outdoor picnics and dinner parties this season! 

You can pair Matua’s Sauvignon Blanc with light seafood dishes such as oysters, lobster, scallops, prawn, and the delicious lemon and prawn risotto. A mixed heirloom tomato and cheese dish is also ideal for serving with the white wine.

Through a tasting experience driven by wine, you can embark on an international adventure no matter where you’re currently stationed in the world!

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