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Officially “The Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World” and now with international demand through the roof you’ll need to get a shuffle on as this wine has been locked under strict allocation in NZ – we’ve received a share but it ain’t gonna last.
So, how do you get to call yourself the world’s best Sauvy? It’s no easy road that’s for sure. After joining over 16,000 other wines in the Decanter World Wine Awards (one of the world’s most prestigious wine competitions) wines are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze – the rest are shown the door!
Then, Gold medals winners are re-judged and the best of the best are awarded a Platinum medal. Then, the Platinum winners are re-judged again to find the Top 50 wines. To put it another way – just 0.3% of wines entered end up with the ultimate “Best In Show” gong!
The coq (ahem, rooster) on the label is the Vavasour family crest. Above it says “1986” – which is the year Peter Vavasour first planted vines in Marlborough’s Awatere Valley.
But the Vavasours’ history with Marlborough goes waaay back to the 1890s when they first landed there. In fact if you really dust off the history books you’ll find the Vavasours trace their ancestry back to the Norman invasion of England. They reckon one Vavasour ancestor was a wine taster for William the Conqueror. Serve up some bad wine and the bastard will have your head!
A herbaceous, aromatic style Awatere Sauvignon drizzled in class. Secure yours while you can and see why this is the most sought after Sauvy in the world right now!