1. The sauvignon blanc is something special
There’s sauvignon blanc, and then there's Marlborough sauvignon blanc. The wine (affectionately dubbed “savvy b” by locals) has a distinct taste to it that has made it world famous and representative of the land in the Marlborough region.
Master of wine Sam Harrop says despite being a wine of style (which are thought to lack a sense of place), Marlborough sauvignon blanc has a distinct taste found only in wines in the region. No matter how sauvignon in the region is blended, it always retains the clean, waterfall-pure and just slightly tropical taste that is distinct to the valleys and rivers of Marlborough.