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Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc

Michael Cooper's Best White Wine Buy 2019!

Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc

2018, Marlborough New Zealand
  • Michael Cooper's Best White Wine Buy 2019!
  • Gold medal (NZ Int'l Wine Show 2018), 4 Stars (Michael Cooper MW), 4 Stars (Bob Campbell MW), Double Silver medal winner
  • "We use lots of whizz-bang technology to make sure our Sauvignon Blanc is treated carefully to extract all those pure, punchy flavours its famous for" (Simon, the winemaker)
  • A blend of Marlborough & Awatere Valley fruit
  • RRP $15.99


    No wonder the dude on the front label is doing a little jig, that’s Dionysus by the way, Greek God of Wine. There’s plenty to celebrate about when you’re owned by one of the most successful NZ wineries of all time (Villa Maria) and have access to their vast selection of top vineyards and grape growers all around the country!

    Just announced as Michael Cooper’s Best Buy White Wine of the Year in his latest Wine Buyer’s Guide for 2019! Think of it as the NZ wine bible. He slurps his way through over 3,000 wines (tough job right?) and at the end picks his overall best value white and red.

    Coops said “When I tasted this wine for the first time in August, I thought: what a steal! ‘A high-impact style,’ I jotted down. ‘Richly aromatic, it is very fresh, punchy and ripely herbaceous, with good intensity of passionfruit/lime flavours, and a crisp, dry finish.’ Then I saw its recommended retail price ($14.50)”

    Winemaker Simon gathers fruit from the two most famous sub regions of Marlborough (Awatere and Wairau Valleys) before applying some sweet “whizz-bang technology” to create his dream blend of this crisp, punchy, aromatic style white.

    Ideal with white meats, seafood, salads and veggie dishes. And when to drink it? Well, right now of course silly!

    The Lowdown: 13.5% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Bob Campbell MW – 4 Stars
    Michael Cooper 4 Stars
    New World Wine Awards Silver
    Easter Wine Show Silver
    NZIWS Gold

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