Featherdrop is a classic Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand with all the pungent aroma of gooseberry, passionfruit and red pepper and little tropical note that you would expect plus a burst of lemon and lime that drives the tongue dancing around the mouth in joyful swirls the finish is fresh with a nice minerality and a touch of fresh mint.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is well sort after the vine that was reborn when it was first planted in New Zeland in the early 1970s it retained some of the citrus notes of the French grown vines of the Loire Valley, but the terroir imparted wonderful pungency and tart fruit notes of gooseberry and passionfruit with a bit more body, it didn’t take long for the world to pick up on this exciting wine and New Zealand has seen a terrific boom in the wine market world wide.
There are three sub-regions to Marlborough which all produce there own variation in style due to the distinctive composition of the topography and soil type Wairau Valley is the most northerly region and the vineyards are cultivated on river beds so the soil has a rocky base which reflects more heat onto the vines which produces a distinctive tropical characteristic to the wine. Which I pick up in a glass of Featherdrop.
I like this wine on its own, but it pairs really well with fish and chicken dishes especially when they are in a creamy sauce where the acidity of the wine cuts through the soft creaminess add some leek to your sauce and apart from the added flavour it brings out some lovely tones in any Sauvignon no matter which country it comes from. I also like to sip Sauvignon Blanc with some cheddar cheese and crackers I like a strong cheddar and Featherdrop handles this very well.
75 cl Bottle
6 in stock