The incredibly aromatic 2016 Chasing Venus is classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is produced from grapes grown on small family farms in the acclaimed Marlborough appellation. The McLean vineyard is located in the heart of Marlborough where the heavy clay soils contribute the herbal aromas, while fruit from Comely Bank is all about zest. The 2016 is a lovely pale straw color with intoxicating aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit. Mouthwatering with flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit, lime and kiwi. Nice lychee characteristic on the refreshingly long finish. Pair with sushi, mussels or spicy Thai chicken noodles.
Blue cheese and honey, mussels, or a spicy Thai chicken coconut soup.
In 1768, Captain Cook was given command of the Endeavour and instructed to set sail for the Pacific in order to study the passage of the planet Venus across the disc of the sun. The second set of instructions concerning the voyage were secret: Cook was to search for the mysterious and elusive Southern Continent. With the help of a Tahitian chief named Tupaia, the Endeavour laid anchor in Poverty Bay, New Zealand in October 1769. The rest of the world just thought he was out Chasing Venus.