Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc.

Sauvignon Blanc
Wairarapa
by Paddy Borthwick
Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc.

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This Sauvignon Blanc is fresh with a fruity bite to it. Aromas of gooseberry, guava and pineapple supported by intense flavours of tropical fruit resulting in a white wine with great balance, structure and finesse. One of our Best Sellers from New Zealand.

Sauvignon Blanc
Wairarapa
by Paddy Borthwick

RRP: €17.95

Price: €16.45

This Sauvignon Blanc is fresh with a fruity bite to it. Aromas of gooseberry, guava and pineapple supported by intense flavours of tropical fruit resulting in a white wine with great balance, structure and finesse. One of our Best Sellers from New Zealand.

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country:
New Zealand
region:
Wairarapa
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc
abv:
13.5
style:
White
code:
10391
enjoy with:
Linguini With Crab And Chilli, Goats Cheese And Basil Tart, Pork With Ginger
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

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country:
New Zealand
region:
Wairarapa
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Sauvignon Blanc
abv:
13.5
style:
White
code:
10391
enjoy with:
Linguini With Crab And Chilli, Goats Cheese And Basil Tart, Pork With Ginger

Wine Makers

Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc. by Paddy Borthwick

Paddy Borthwick is a regular visitor to Ireland, and a firm favourite with Wines Direct customers and staff for two reasons: his wines are excellent, and he is a charming, easygoing guy who is great fun to be with! Paddy Borthwick is a maverick whose experience in the vineyards of France and Switzerland has made him into one of New Zealand’s most unique winemakers. His fantastic 25HA estate is located in Martinborough (Wairarapa), the fine food capital of New Zealand, and it fits perfectly in this region of fantastic flavour.

 

Lets start with the wines: his family were sheep and cattle farmers, but he had a desire to make wine, so went to Roseworthy College in Australia, graduating with a degree in Oenology. He then spent seven years gaining experience around the world, returning to set up the Paddy Borthwick estate in 1996, releasing his first vintage in 1999. Paddy allows his wines to express their terroir, as he believes his land has perfect conditions for delivering excellent wine.

 

Warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall, along with free-draining soil on the banks of the river, enhance the exceptional quality of fruit produced here. The difference between night and day temperatures preserves the aromatic characteristics of the wines.

 

Like all the best winemakers, he makes wine instinctively, and has the confidence to take risks where others hedge their bets. With the 2011 harvest,for example, which followed a cooler and wetter than usual summer, it was this confidence and experience which allowed him to wait a bit longer than other growers in the area, let the rains pass, and pick beautiful, ripe, flavoursome grapes.

 

Now, all that remains is for you to try and catch the lovely Paddy on one of his trips to Ireland, either at a tasting or dinner around the country or at the Wines Direct HQ in Mullingar.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"This has a powerful nose just this side of pungency. It's what made New Zealand famous after all. But the lemon and limes are also underscored with vibrant ripe white peach." Blake Creedon, Irish Examiner

Paddy Borthwick opts for one of the more unusual combinations of harvesting his grapes - not man and machine but man and sheep. The sheep nibble the leaf clover to reveal the fruit, while a machine harvester shakes them off (the grapes not the sheep). The sheeps manure add to the soil and the result is a supurb single vinyard Sauvignon Blanc. A touch of oak for a quater of the crop, steel tank maturation and five months on lees all combine to produce a superlative, Sancerre like zest all gooseberry and lime rather than typical New World tropical fruits and a dazzling price." Tomás Clancy, The Sunday Business Post

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Sunday Business Post , 20/05/2014
By Tomas Clancy
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Wairarapa in New Zealand

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