Mayfly, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023


This is a really great Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough that busts the myth that you have to spend loads to get good quality. This project began under the watchful eyes of the Glover family based in their Zephyr winery, and now takes most of the fruit from the amazing Dillon's Point subzone. The result is a straight-up, no messing Sauvignon that delivers freshness and typical zingy fruit flavours with lovely balancing richness, making it great for matching with food, too.

New Zealand Sauvignons rewrote the rule book on white wines and those from Marlborough were at the head of the charge; this one is no different with gorgeous tropical, kiwi and green nettle notes on the nose that lead to intense flavours of lime peel, pink grapefruit and lychee.

It is much more subtle than a brick and certainly more enjoyable, but you get what you are looking for and, once in a while, isn't that just great?! We certainly think so and are delighted to be able to offer it to you!

Mayflies live along the clear-water rivers that run through New Zealand's wine regions and are the first thing the multitude of fly-fishers see every season. And with good reason - they are the food of much-loved trout. As the trout are feeding (and then getting caught) the grapes in nearby vineyards ripen and then they too get 'caught' (or picked) - such is the abundance of the earth in some places...

Grown in sustainable vineyards, the grapes for this wine are sheltered by mountains from the westerly rain-showers and are protected from frosts because of their proximity to the sea. Cover crops grown between the vines attract insects away from the grapes as well as sheep, who fertilise the vines throughout the winter months. Nature doing what it does with some careful guidance from the winemaking team!

Region: Marlborough

Country: New Zealand

Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc

Style: Vibrant, Pure, Mineral, Medium-Light, Juicy, Iconic, Herbaceous, Fruity, Fresh, Engaging, Electric, Crunchy, Crisp, Bright

Best food matches: Warm Salads, Tuna, Trout, Tapas, Sushi, Squid, Spicy, Shellfish, Seafood, Salads, Poultry, Lobster, Hard Cheeses, Grills, Grilled Vegetables, Goat's Cheese, Fine Dining, Barbecue, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 12.5%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

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Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.