Jun 25 2009

Ponga Sauvignon Blanc

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: New Zealand
Cost: $9.99

Light and juicy with just enough grapefruit flavor to let you know it’s a Sauvignon Blanc wthout overwhelming you with citrus flavors.  Great for seafood, sushi, appetizers, or on the patio.

Recommendations: While Terra Andina Sauvignon Blanc has take its place in my heart as my go-to summer deck wine, Ponga is certainly giving it a run for the its money.  Light and crisp with just enough citrus to be refreshing without beating you over the head with it, this white from New Zealand was the perfect compliment to a lunch of cheese, crackers, hummus, and home made bruschetta that my wife and I enjoyed this past weekend.  That being said, I would definitly recommend pairing the Ponga with a piece of spicy tilapia or even some sushi.

If you’re in the market for a deck wine and don’t want to spend a lot of money on it, the Ponga Sauvignon Blanc is a great value with a great taste.  Half the fun of drinking it is just saying the name, but you’ll get a lot of enjoyment drinking this on the deck as the temperature continues to climb.  Grab this one.

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3 Responses to “Ponga Sauvignon Blanc”

  1. Joeshicoon 26 Jun 2009 at 12:35 am

    Been doing a lot of NZ Sauvignon Blanc this summer. Found them all to be above all others I have tried. Like them with broiled white fish or a nice cheese platter.

  2. adminon 26 Jun 2009 at 12:01 pm

    I’m still a sucker for Sauvignon Blanc from Chile, but if other NZ Sauvingnon Blanc is half as good as the Ponga Chile may have a fight on their hands.

  3. Brandion 12 May 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I bought this at a wine shop in St. Augustine, FL. It is delicious!!! I usually stick to Chardonnay in the white wine family, but this sauvingnon blanc is wonderful!