One of New Zealand’s largest family-owned wine companies, Babich Wines was established in 1916 and has evolved as a major producer with estate owned vineyards in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough.
“The Babich family have been making wine in New Zealand since 1916. That’s three generations of innovation, achievement and winemaking excellence. It’s our passion, our work, and our way of life. We make wines that are worth drinking; wines to be shared and enjoyed with friends. Raise a glass to experience with us. Because when it comes to life and wine, experience is everything. We aim to create stylish and refined wines with easy drinking appeal.” – Babich
This is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with all of the hallmark characters that brought New Zealand wine to the top of the world, sustainably produced in a fuller, riper, softer style that develops well and provides easily drinkability. This wine is clean, fresh and tropical, with fruit harvested from several vineyards situated throughout Marlborough.
Grapes from their various Marlborough vineyards were picked, crushed and pressed at perfect ripeness. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at various temperatures, and with a mix of wild and inoculated yeast, to capture the unique combined qualities of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and also build in some textural and flavour complexity. After extensive tastings by the winemakers this blend was assembled, lightly fined and bottled.
COUNTRY : New Zealand
REGION : Marlborough
GRAPES : Sauvignon Blanc
VINTAGE : 2020
CLOSURE TYPE : Cape Type
ALCOHOL : 13%
BOTTLE VOLUME : 75cl
APPEARENCE : Straw yellow in color.
AROMA : Perfumed and lifted with passionfruit, blackcurrant and sweet herbs. Mandarin notes also.
PALATE : Juicy and mouth-filling with layers of fruit including gooseberry, blackcurrant and lemon, there is a line of minerality and touch of capsicum also. Long bright and balanced.
PAIRING : This wine is a delectable complement to seafood, shellfish and white fish. Crunchy summer salads and green peppers, or think any ‘green’ dish with parsley, rosemary, basil, cilantro or mint, and you’ll find it a great food match.
GOLD MEDAL – San Francisco International Wine Awards 2020
DOUBLE GOLD – China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020
90 POINTS – JamesSuckling.com Nov 2020
SILVER MEDAL – New York International Wine Competition 2020
93 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, The Shout, Dec 2020
4 STARS – BEST VALUE – Winestate Magazine, March 2021 issue
92 POINTS – NZ Wine Rater, Dec 2020
92 POINTS – Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters Jan 2021