Marlborough, New Zealand / $15 Retail
One of the world's most noted areas for growing Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand's Marlborough region on the northern tip of the country's south island produces distinctive wines with great style. This wine is fermented in stainless steel to retain its fresh flavors. Savor light citrus aromas followed by slightly tart flavors of grapefruit and lime balanced by melon, passion fruit and other tropical fruit bursts, hints of green pepper and delightful minerality. It has a clean and crisp finish with good acidity. Drink it with seafood, salads, soups, light meats, Asian and Cajun dishes. Buy it at: Dorignac's. Drink it at: Bistro at Maison de Ville and Coquette.