GSN Review: Babich Wines

The Babich family has been proud producers of fine New Zealand wines since 1916, when Croatian immigrant Josip Babich produced his first vintage. A century on, the Babich family business has three generations of winemaking experience behind it, 13 vineyards in New Zealand’s finest wine regions, and a passion for winemaking as a way of life.

Since its inception, Babich Wines has been at the forefront of sustainability – even before it was a “thing” – pioneering the sustainable winemaking movement in New Zealand since day one and working in harmony with the land, ecosystem and seasons to produce sustainable wines of outstanding quality, making sure that the vineyards and processes get better vintage after vintage. From the gentle care of the land, water conservation, composting, and giving back to charities like the Surfrider Foundation, to the wine in every bottle, sustainability has always been in the Babich Wines DNA. The Babich family truly believes that the best grapes come from the best environments with the steadfast notion that the better we look after our land and resources, the better the flavor in the glass.

Malborough Sauvignon Blanc – GSN’s Remarks: A lot of grapefruit character comes through, with a semi-dry finish. Easy going, fruity and a great wine to pair with grilled shrimp, goat cheese, brussel sprouts and pork tenderloin. GSN Rating: A-

Marlborough Select Blocks Sauvignon Blanc – GSN’s Remarks: More green apple character than grapefruit in this expression. The grapes were harvested from specific loactions or blocks for this release. This is drier, less fruit forward and has a slight herbal note. The finish is short and dry. Try this with lemon chicken, marinated olives, asparagus or Thai cuisine. GSN Rating: B+

For more information go to: Babich Wines

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