REGION: Marlborough, New Zealand
VARIETIES: Gruner Veltliner
Everyone knows about Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - it's probably the number 1 white wine of choice for the entire country. It's the perfect combination of grape and location to produce something beautiful. But is it the only grape that can grow well there? Not at all, as this originally Germanic variety goes to show. It's not as aromatic as Sauvignon, but still with plenty of peach, tropical fruit and zing, this is a fresh, crisp alternative that may get you thinking outside of the classic Sav Blanc box.