If you’re looking for a New Zealand sovee that actually tastes like a NZ sovee then look no further than this bottle from winemaker Emma Marris daughter of Brent Marris the man behind ever-popular ‘The Ned’, which I’m sure most of you have heard of and probably tasted.
So has the daughter upstaged her dad? well, she just may well have, producing a sovee that has typical Marlborough characteristics, with perhaps a little more intensity.
Emma Marris Sauvignon Blanc 2020
To say this is a classic example of a kiwi Sovee is a bit of an understatement, it has all the elements there but with the flavour dial cranked up a notch or two.
Aroma wise it is very citrusy, along with tomato plant leaves and green bell peppers. On first sip, It has mouth-wateringly bright acidity with zingy lime, lemon peel, green apple, gooseberry and passionfruit, lots of grassiness and hints of asparagus. It’s the acidity that really hits you and gives this a refreshing feel, it really is intense but I must say it’s all perfectly in balance. Finally, something herbal hits you as well giving the wine a little depth and a finish that stays for quite a while.
So well done to Emma, most sovee fans will love it, as I did but it’s not for anyone who wants a gentler style, this smacks you around the face makes your mouth water and leaves you wanting more.