About the Wine
While hailing from France, Sauvignon Blanc has very much been adopted by New Zealand – the Soho Stella Sauvignon Blanc shows really well what the country can do with the variety. This drop turns its back on the greenness of many other NZ Sauv Blancs, instead offering ripe, zesty aromas and flavours.
There's a lovely consonance between the minerality and the citrus and stone fruit characters, backed by vibrant acidity, wonderful texture, and a pleasant finish. While the Soho Stella Sauvignon Blanc is drinking excellently now, you can also let it cellar for a few more years.
Rachael Carter founded Soho Wines in 2008, using grapes from her father's vineyards in Marlborough and Waiheke Island. The intention from the beginning was to create premium wines that could be enjoyed by anyone. They now also source grapes from vineyards in the Gibbston, Bendigo and Bannockburn areas of Central Otago region on the South Island. Wines are made by Dave Clouston in Marlborough, James Rowan on Waiheke Island, and Grant Taylor in Central Otago.
Soho Wines currently makes a broad selection of wines across three labels (Black, Pink Sheep, and White), from Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. Proceeds from sales of their Pink Sheep collection go to charities focusing on mental health, children, animals, and the environment.