Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc

For some reason, this is significantly more expensive in Australia than New Zealand, but in the grand scheme of sauvignon, it’s well worth it. It’s raised an echelon thanks to its impressively textured structure of finely gravelly mouthfeel and lingering, textural persistence, an accurate portrayal of stony, limestone-influenced soils adjacent to the Huangarua River. The fruit profile is pure, with lemon juice and lemon zest drive and subtle notes of green pea and capsicum adding spicy interest. $25 at Bottega Tasca, Downtown Duty Free, First Tax Duty Free and United Cellars.