I don’t usually buy Sauvignon Blanc; not because I don’t enjoy it, I just tend to choose more aromatic grape varieties (Riesling, Albariño, Torrontes and so on). A couple of weeks ago, however, I was browsing Majestic’s website with a view to expanding my ever growing stash of wine, and I came across this wine. The Mud House Sauvignon Blanc was recently awarded a gold medal by the IWC, had excellent reviews and at £6.66 (‘devilishly’ good? Sorry, bad pun) represented exceptional value for money. It seemed like a no brainer.
Grassy. Gooseberry. Green apple. These are flavours and aromas that are typically associated with the sauvignon blanc grape. The winemakers at Mud House, however, have managed to create a wine that eschews this reputation and offers flavours that are analogous to a New World chardonnay. Tropical notes of banana and guava balanced with citrus and crisp acidity – resulting in a rounded wine that is a sheer pleasure to drink.
If this wine is anything to go by, Malborough’s reputation as a high quality wine-producing region is thoroughly deserved.
The winemaker says:
Pale straw yellow, with heady aromas of fresh grapefruit, guava and hints of nettles. Crisp, concentrated and vibrant on the palate, combining citrus and tropical fruit with green vegetal undertones. Chill well and enjoy on its own or with light summery rice or pasta dishes.