I recommended a cracking New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – Churton – a few weeks back. Now I’m giving you the bargain-basement version. Cimarosa is obviously a lighter, simpler wine than the complex, rich Churton, but it’s textbook Marlborough Sauvignon all the same, with elderflower, nettle and gooseberry flavours and lots of lemon-lime zing. It’s better and more refreshing than many an example at £2–£3 more a bottle. No surprise that it makes a reviving aperitif, but it can also be matched to simply cooked asparagus, salads, white fish, shellfish and the fresh herb and spice flavourings of Thai dishes.
Cimarosa Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand