There’s no getting away from it: Sauvignon Blanc has been every bit as much the rage in 2016, courtesy of our ever-productive and aromatic Kiwi friends. For those addicted to that undiluted Marlborough hit, we say, by all means, stick with what you love and we can help you with that. But for those NZSB fans curious to venture out a little, for Francophiles and for those who already know they like their Sauvi Blanc restrained just a little, the classics of the Loire – Sancerre, Menetou-Salon and Pouilly-Fumé – cannot be recommended highly enough. This is among the best of the bunch. It has loads of fresh, herbaceous fruit with a hint of liquorice on the nose. In the mouth, there are the usual delicious Sauvignon Blanc characteristics with citrus and gooseberry flavours, all very elegantly balanced here. As a great Franco-Scottish winter fusion, try it with Cullen Skink!