I’ve recently read an article in which some wine producers expressed their views about the pressure on land space in New Zealand’s most popular regions. As an example, some calculate that Marlborough will be fully planted in as little as five years, others give it about 10 years. International demand has increased significantly for Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, but what’s exactly so special about it?
A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, commonly referred to as a “Savvy”, is noted for its complete lack of subtlety, zesty flavours and a pungent character that has been famously described as ‘cat’s pee on a gooseberry bush’. This phenomenon captured millions of experts and wine lovers around the globe, having a massive effect on wine exports which could rise to NZ$1.5 bn annually in 2015. At the moment, it even seems as though the US could beat us, Australian wine enthusiasts, and become New Zealand’s biggest export market. And that’s just simply unacceptable, so let’s stock up on some quality Marlborough Savvies shall we.