Yet another Sovee Bee from New Zealand, this time an intense offering from Marlborough and the Framingham winery, established in 1981. A unique place for both wine and music in which they hold a rock concert every year during harvest, especially encouraging those who don’t conform to the mainstream.
In their own words ……….
Nobody’s Hero is our salute to the rebels, the radicals, the offbeat and the underground. Those with unorthodox methods and crazy ideas. Those that celebrate their individuality and are brave enough to express it.
It’s also the wine we drink at our annual Harvest Concert and in the Framingham Underground Space. And it’s named after one of our favourite songs by Stiff Little Fingers.
Combining the best grapes from several of their sites on the estate, they end up with a very enjoyable bottle, even if slightly different (but in a good way).
Nobody’s Hero ‘F series’ Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Straight away, there’s no doubting this is from New Zealand and perhaps a little different from a lot of Marlborough Sovee’s I’ve tasted. The difference is subtle but there, this is very very aromatic (if there was a flavor dial this would be turned up to the max), lots of citrus fruits, lemons, grapefruit, limes with some passion fruit tropical influence. Think the main difference is the acidity, it is there, but not as bright and maybe a touch more syrupy. The grassy, nettley thing is still going on and I even tasted banana on the finish.
Summing up, unmistakably a Sovee Bee but maybe a little sweeter than some, but that doesn’t detract from what is an excellent wine and will keep any Sovee fans happy enough. Easy enough to drink on its own, but equally at home with food, especially seafood, chicken and most veggie dishes.