Spoiler alert: This is not a news blog. And really, the title is a little misleading, I am not bringing you the news from New Zealand. But I tried this very nice Sauvignon Blanc recently and wanted to share it with you.
Delta Winery is relatively new, started in 2001 in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand. This region is well known for its Sauvignon Blanc wines. However, the people behind Delta Wines true passion is establishing the region as a strong Pinot Noir source. Nonetheless, in 2001, the family that owns the Delta Winery planted just 25 acres in solid sauvignon blanc grapes. Their 2008 vintage is a smash hit!
The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc from Delta is on the bright and light side of the wine spectrum. It has strong notes of grapefruit and passion fruit, combined with herbs and a little chalk dust (yes, chalk dust!). The palate is clean and bright with mouthwatering acidity and a mineral laden finish that lingers. Perfect to serve with light appetizers, salad, fish or pasta. A bottle should run about $12-15 in your local wine shop.