' Matchbook Wines - Store

2017 Chasing Venus New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Everything a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc should have: vibrant, mouthwatering flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and lime zest. Summer in a glass!

91 Points and Gold Medal: 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
$15.99 per Bottle
$191.88 per Case

Tasting Notes

The 2017 is a lovely pale straw color with intoxicating aromas of citrus and passion fruit. Vibrant, mouthwatering flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and lime zest fill the palate. Nice minerality on the refreshingly long finish.


This Sauvignon Blanc is great on its own as an apertif or paired with oysters, sushi, gazpacho or spicy Thai chicken noodles.

Other Notes

In 1769, Captain Cook took command of the HMS Endeavor, setting sail for the Pacific to study the passage of the planet Venus across the disc of the Sun. Little did the world know, this was a ruse for Cook’s true objective: He’d been commissioned by the British to find the mysterious and elusive “Southern Continent.” On this voyage, Cook became the first European to explore New Zealand, and he did eventually find Australia. Quite the accomplishment for a captain who was just out Chasing Venus.
Vintage 2017
Wine Style Dry White Wine
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation Marlborough, New Zealand
PH 3.57
Residual Sugar .32
Alcohol % 12.5
Size 750 ml