December Drinking Tip #5: SPRING BREEZES IN DECEMBER!
You may not be thinking of this style of wine in December but a blast of refreshment is an all-season necessity. To kick-start an event or to have with everyone’s favourite holiday appetizer – the shrimp ring.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are the go-to for spring-breeze-style wine so lets look at a couple of recommendations. New arrival, Kato is crafted in an elegant, French style – not too loud, shades of Sancerre. Not surprising as the winemaker is Bernard Portet of Clos du Val fame. Kato is a Maori word for ‘to harvest’. And the name of my partner, who’s thrilled to have her own house wine.
Another new Kiwi Sauvignon is Silver Point from the Cooper’s Creek Winery. This is mild mannered with a good, everyday refresher quality. And an everyday price.
KATO 08 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 184598 $16.95
SILVER POINT 09 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 187013 $12.95