As you might have heard, there’s been a shortage of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on the international market. This is due to a couple of low-yielding vintages (particularly in New Zealand’s Sauvignon capital, Marlborough) combined with an insatiable demand for the zesty, piquant style of Sauvignon Blanc that New Zealand helped to pioneer.
If you’ve been feeling the Sauvignon pinch, Lot 912 2022 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is coming to the rescue. This New Zealand white comes from a multi-decade, certified sustainable producer who farms some of the best vineyard sites in the country, combining Old World/European winemaking techniques with ultra-modern style. What’s more, it also comes from a 2020 vintage whose Sauvignons Decanter lauded as punching “above their weight (some well above) in terms of concentration, purity, balance and complexity.”
That certainly describes Lot 912! Zesty to the core, yet also rounded and smooth on entry, this is an exuberant white that effortlessly combines flamboyant aromas of fresh herbs, grapefruit, starfruit, and lemongrass with exotic tropical fruit and citrus flavors—all lingering for what seems like forever on an expressive finish. It’s exactly what NZ Sauvignon fans have been missing during the international shortage, so grab it while you can.