Tanners New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2022
“If you like Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll love the 2022 Tanners Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc made by Ben Glover at the Coterie wine collective in Bedford Road, Marlborough, in sight of the Richmond Ranges. Enticingly aromatic with plenty of cut grass, herbs and well-judged tropical fruit, it’s a satisfying wine.”
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator, 2nd December 2023
Wonderfully aromatic on the nose with some tropical passionfruit character amongst the grassy, herby, asparagus notes, the palate is elegant, fresh and fine with good length.
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Ben Glover is a bit of a star in the New Zealand wine world. He was chief winemaker for Wither Hills and a number of other well-known brands, is a regular judge on the show circuit and now makes a great range of wines to his own account.
Ben is Marlborough born and bred, to a local dairy farming family. The farm is situated between the town limits of Blenheim and the coast, in the lee of the Wither Hills range which provides protection from the southerly gales. Well-watered by the Opaoa river – a tributary for the Wairau – vines thrive in the loamy, alluvial soils. Growing up, Ben was surrounded by the ascent of wine production in the area. Choosing wine as a career, he won one of the inaugural Len Evans scholarships from the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology. In 2016 he made the jump from the world of corporate winemaking and launched the family wine brand, Zephyr, named after his great grandfather’s old Ford motor car, once a staple of the New Zealand roads. In fact, when we visited him on Waitangi Day a year or two back, there parked in the winery was Ben’s pride and joy: a beautiful 1965 Mark 3 Ford Zephyr with wings and all! As a result of his time sourcing for larger brands, Ben has a brilliant address book for buying the best grapes, not just from Marlborough but further afield too. This has enabled him to launch some other brands too and, fortunately, to make an own label for Tanners.