New Zealand’s natural beauty causes the jaw to drop as if pulled by a puppet string. There’s no avoiding it, as the landscape unfurls into brilliant green pastures dotted by the errant flocks of sheep, underneath a blue sky. In the Marlborough Valley, it’s instantaneous the understanding of why one would want to put down roots — literally — and produce exceptional wines. To the east, the Pacific Ocean crashes, the air filled with briny salt and moisture. Fertile plains lay a blanket that stretches to the north and the south, ending in a jagged series of rugged mountains. This incredible playing field for wine production drew the attention of the makers of Prophecy Wines for their first Sauvignon Blanc.
The taste of this wine is perfect in its delivery of everything drinkers know and love already about the Marlborough growing region. The region produces the majority of New Zealand’s wines, and with good reason. You get notes of crisp sea air, flavors of grapefruit and lychee, exalted minerality and a clean finish that goes perfectly with a wedge of rich cheese or briny seafood. Yet on this wine, there’s a slightly rounder finish. Prophecy’s Sauvignon Blanc holds you just a moment longer than your typical Sauv Blanc and leaves with a graceful, subtle exit.
A bottle of Prophecy’s Sauvignon Blanc makes one yearn for a view of New Zealand pastures, a few friends and a passport.
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