This Weekend's Pick

Wine of the Weekend

Babich Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

There is a lot going on this weekend in the wine world. Friday, May 7 is Sauvignon Blanc Day and Sunday, May 9 is Mother’s Day. Both are fantastic wine occasions and we have a selection that covers you for both days! Drop off a bottle of Babich Sauvignon Blanc for mom on Friday night to say Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day, then catch her on Zoom to say Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday and raise a glass over brunch or dinner. Boom! Two birds with one bottle! Babich Sauvignon Blanc is delicious, so you may need to remind Mom to save a glass for Sunday.

Tasting Notes: This stylish Sauvignon Blanc has enticing aromas of lemongrass, apple, gooseberries and spice on the nose. The palate hits a perfect balance between tropical fruit and zesty citrus flavours. Its medium body has a persistent finish that is bright and long.

Enjoy With: Summer salads with citrus vinaigrette, grilled fish, mussels, oysters, goat’s cheese, and herb roasted chicken and veggies.

Style: An aromatic and flavourful dry white wine. 

Terroir / Region: Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s signature white grape and is widely planted in most major growing regions, but it is most closely associated with Marlborough where the soil and climatic conditions are perfectly suited for growing fruit with excellent intensity. A long sunny growing season comprised of hot days and cold nights develops aromas and flavours in the grapes that are unique to Marlborough.

Producer: The Babich family has been making wine in New Zealand for over 100 years. The original vineyard and winery were established on the North Island by Josip Babich and his three brothers. As new regions emerged, the family planted vines and built new wineries around the country. Recognizing Marlborough’s potential, they planted vines in the region and in 2013 opened a state-of-the-art winery near Blenheim.

Availability: Babich Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is available in the New Zealand section of your local LCBO and for online ordering.


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Price: $17.70
LCBO#: 620054
Size: 750mL
Alcohol Content:13.0% alc./vol.