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Two Tasty Wines from Matua

Posted by Gabe on April 1, 2014

What do you think of when New Zealand Wine is mentioned? I bet your answer is sauvignon blanc, which is no surprise as it makes up a very large percentage of their crop. So try to imagine New Zealand’s wine identity without sauvignon blanc. It’s hard to do right? Well I recently had dinner with Bill Spence, a man who can imagine just that. It was Bill and his brother Ross who first planted sauvignon blanc commercially in New Zealand back in 1969. A few years later in 1974 they released the first ever commercial vintage of sauvignon blanc in New Zealand. Here’s a look at two wines from Matua that are available in the United States right now and represent excellent values. Head over to The Daily Meal to read the rest…

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One Response to “Two Tasty Wines from Matua”

  1. I just had the Pinot Noir the other day, and absolutely loved it. Might be the best Pinot I’ve ever had. Funny how I just wrote about this wine myself, then I read your blog. Great blog :)

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