Rubus, Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Rubus is a private label created by importer Fran Kysela to buy, bottle and market wine found at incredible quality/price ratios. This New Zealand wine well fulfills that goal. It is a classic Sauvignon Blanc from the South Island. The twist is that it is not from Marlborough, like some 90% of Kiwi Sauvignons, but from further south in the cooler Waipara Valley. It shows the expected gooseberry and citrus aromas with herbal notes. The palate delights with a perfect balance of fruit and acid and a lively yet soft finish.