Matua

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

8.81925 ratings
8.743 pro ratings
Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.3

The 10 dollar standard of new Zealand sav blanc

The 10 dollar standard of new Zealand sav blanc

10 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2013
J L T
8.5

Post soccer win wine-crisp clean w/ Sharp grapefruit

Post soccer win wine-crisp clean w/ Sharp grapefruit

5 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2014
Frank Kuo

Color is very light with bubbly hew of yellow. Nose of sweet lychee, honey, flowering note and a touch of spice. Taste is vivid acidity, lychee and green apple, tinkling, a touch of mineral, and just a bit too watery. Aftertaste has some more lychee note and warmth in the throat. Too light or she will be quite unique.

Color is very light with bubbly hew of yellow. Nose of sweet lychee, honey, flowering note and a touch of spice. Taste is vivid acidity, lychee and green apple, tinkling, a touch of mineral, and just a bit too watery. Aftertaste has some more lychee note and warmth in the throat. Too light or she will be quite unique.

3 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2018
Dmitry Koutcherouk

Nice almost greenish wine with hay and passion fruit aromas. Balanced and light. Perfect for hot weather. Served really chilled ;)

Nice almost greenish wine with hay and passion fruit aromas. Balanced and light. Perfect for hot weather. Served really chilled ;)

3 people found it helpfulOct 5th, 2014
Gustavo Martin

Nice and gentle Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Marlborough Valley! Freshness, white flowers and green apple with a well reached balance of acidity and soft minerality; slate!

Nice and gentle Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Marlborough Valley! Freshness, white flowers and green apple with a well reached balance of acidity and soft minerality; slate!

3 people found it helpfulAug 8th, 2014
pip haughton

I thought you couldn’t go wrong with a Marlborough sav blanc, but this one is not the best. A little too sweet, not dry enough for my liking.

I thought you couldn’t go wrong with a Marlborough sav blanc, but this one is not the best. A little too sweet, not dry enough for my liking.

2 people found it helpfulNov 14th, 2018
Kristin Cancellieri

Grassy citrus grapefruit bomb! Dry and delicious with shellfish.

Grassy citrus grapefruit bomb! Dry and delicious with shellfish.

2 people found it helpfulJul 6th, 2018
"Odedi"

Light yellow in color with a green hue.

On the nose grapefruits,
grass, citrus, lemons, green apples and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This Marlborough sauvignon blanc is refreshing and crisp with mouthwatering acidity and a nice finish. Very much like a spicy grapefruit juice on the nose and palate. Better than their Rosé, though.

Needs to be very chilled. I paired it with cheeses, dried fruits and nuts.

13% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$13.

Light yellow in color with a green hue.

On the nose grapefruits,
grass, citrus, lemons, green apples and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with grapefruits, limes, lemons, green apples, bitter herbs, spices and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This Marlborough sauvignon blanc is refreshing and crisp with mouthwatering acidity and a nice finish. Very much like a spicy grapefruit juice on the nose and palate. Better than their Rosé, though.

Needs to be very chilled. I paired it with cheeses, dried fruits and nuts.

13% alcohol by volume.

85 points.

$13.

2 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2018
Noell Myska

Full of citrus and herbal tones! Delicious

Full of citrus and herbal tones! Delicious

2 people found it helpfulAug 6th, 2016
James Forsyth

There's a thread on YourSay, the Vinous forum, discussing everyday Sauvignon Blancs. Matua was mentioned by a collector I admire as being pretty good. My mother-in-law is an enthusiastic consumer of these wines and is fully stocked, so I thought I'd give it a whirl... The 2019 Matua is a very pale green. Plenty of acidity, nice grassy notes, a touch of zest. Rather short but not insipid. Perfectly reasonable plonk to start an evening.

There's a thread on YourSay, the Vinous forum, discussing everyday Sauvignon Blancs. Matua was mentioned by a collector I admire as being pretty good. My mother-in-law is an enthusiastic consumer of these wines and is fully stocked, so I thought I'd give it a whirl... The 2019 Matua is a very pale green. Plenty of acidity, nice grassy notes, a touch of zest. Rather short but not insipid. Perfectly reasonable plonk to start an evening.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2020