Matua Sauvignon Blanc shows tropical and citrus fruits with subtle herbaceous characters. It is crisp, fresh and classically Marlborough.
Matua Sauvignon Blanc
Matua Sauvignon Blanc, a testament to New Zealand’s winemaking legacy, exudes the expected varietal zing and freshness. The lively nose presents tropical and citrus fruits with subtle herbaceous notes, while the crisp palate delivers classic Marlborough acidity, structure, and length.
Founded by Bill and Ross Spence in 1974, Matua Valley Wines emerged in a ragged tin shed in West Auckland. Their innovative approach, introducing varieties like Chardonnay, Gamay Teinturier, and pioneering the production of Sauvignon Blanc, marked them as trailblazers. The success of their initial vintage, highlighted by the “Burgundy” winning a trophy at the 1975 Royal Easter Show, set the stage for their groundbreaking journey.
Recognizing the potential of Sauvignon Blanc, Matua Valley played a pivotal role in influencing the planting of this variety in the renowned Marlborough region. In 1976, a strategic partnership with the Margans led to the formation of Matua Valley Wines Ltd. The acquisition of 25 hectares in Waikoukou Valley in 1977 allowed for more significant growth, leading to the construction of a new winery overlooking the valley. The establishment of gardens and a visitors’ center further solidified Matua Valley’s presence in the New Zealand wine landscape.