Peregrine Winery, 'Mohua' Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough

The Mohua – A small colorful bird that can only be found in the pristine and majestic forests of New Zealand’s South Island. Once abundant, they are now classified as an endangered species, surviving in only remote areas. The region – Marlborough has rapidly developed an international reputation for producing premium Sauvignon Blanc. The region is situated in the northeastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island. Bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east and towering mountain ranges in the hinterlands to the north and south, a broad alluvial plain stretches from the coastline, gradually rising into narrow valleys with favorable northerly aspects. The fruit is sourced from the Lower Wairau, Southern Valleys and Central Wairau – selected for the distinct characteristics each location brings to the wine. This wine is punchy and vibrant. Sweet tropical fruits and fresh pink grapefruit combine with notes of passionfruit and lemon blossom.