Faultline Sauvignon Blanc is a New Zealand varietal wine grown and made in the Marlborough region, South Island, New Zealand. As its vineyard name suggests, New Zealand is a place of epic beauty, and like most islands, has a volcanic origin. The area has tectonic fault lines, and the amazing beauty of the place comes with occasional tremors and quakes. The most impressive might have been in 1848 when a quake moved the earth a reported 12 metres, and opened a fault more than 100 km long.
Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in the Marlborough wine region have some characteristic tastes when compared the grapes from France or other parts of Europe. Soil and to some extent, climate conditions grant flavors and intensities to the grapes. Marlborough wines have a reputation for pleasing mineral tastes and tones. The well-drained soils of the Marlborough Valley where the Saint Clair Wine Estate produces Faultline Sauvignon Blanc have been part of many seismic events but remain as a vital wine production area.
Faultline Sauvignon Blanc has an approximate shelf life of two years, with proper storage. It is a wine that does not need additional aging, although the taste may soften over time, and one can enjoy it at once. Many reviewers find hints of fruit in the aroma and lime and kiwi in the palate. A mild, slightly dry taste and pleasant nose are the apparent consensus of reviewers. Marlborough region Sauvignon Blanc varietals have those qualities.
Both prices and supplies of Faultline Sauvignon Blanc are favorable to the consumer. One can usually find a below list price and volume discounts for case purchases. It is a wine that casual or more dedicated wine drinkers can enjoy. It goes well with a wide variety of foods. Because its mild taste will not overpower the palate, one can pair it with light dishes such as fish and seafood. It is a potent wine at 12.50% alcohol; however, one barely notices the alcohol content, which comes from natural sugars and fermentation.
On the basis of price, quality, and drink-ability, it is a wine that should be sampled and then, most likely, purchased in volume. A mild and consistent Sauvignon Blanc is a staple for wine aficionados. It is a wine one can enjoy often and in a variety of ways including entertaining, social events, and those moments when having a enjoyable glass of wine is simply enough