It is not often that you get a vintage sparkling wine made from Sauvignon Blanc, let alone a dry sparkling SB, but Ant Moore is setting about carving out a unique niche for his wines. There is plenty of varietal SB characters in this wine although the fruit is not overwhelming and is more in the tropical and stonefruit spectrum than herbaceous and green making it more approachable. The addition of 5% Chardonnay matured in French Oak gives this light and fresh fizz a creamy roundness. It also means that it is a savvy fizz that you will have more than one glass of – and at the price, why would you not?
Date: 24th February 2010 Price: $20 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 2 years